December – Time: Past

A woman with short grey curly hair is walking away from the camera, holding a phone to her ear, towards London buildings
Photo credit: Denise Smith – Shades. Follow Denise on Instagram @deniselifeart or on FB Denise Smith (Photo Album – My Streets)


The past arrives,
like four o’clock
in the morning

It presses you
with insights,
but on waking,
in daylight
there are only
fuzzy dream-like edges

It is a spiral
all that is unresolved,
to be dealt with
once again
faces change,
faces forgotten
but the theme remains

Until finally
the story
has changed
the shape of your bones

© Tanya Southey