Too many stars
in the night sky
I crave the darkness
Too much light
exposing the world
I know enough already

Bring me her unmapped body
Extinguish light
Leave mystery
to be explored
Leave enigma
to be pondered

Leave me
to the whims
of my dark muse

This year marks the tenth anniversary of my first poetry collection, Wednesday Night Regular. To celebrate I’ll be posting my favorite poems from the book on Wednesday nights, of course. Along with the poems, I’ll be featuring illustrations by Tammy Atkinson of Atkinson Creations.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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7 Responses to Darkness

  1. Sarah E Barker says:

    Very nice

    Liked by 1 person

  2. “Too much light
    exposing the world
    I know enough already”
    What a brilliant line. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bring me her unmapped body

    What an intriguing thought, a beauteous line.

    Do you go by Bart or do you prefer Bartholomew? Never good to assume. 😎

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