Empty Trade

Written by: Debra Squyres

Reflecting on life
in the darkness of night,
eyes drift about
inquiring clarity’s insight

Darkened corners
hold yesterday’s dreams
pressed smoothly
against tomorrows seams

Stifled intake
of sobs quickly clinched
Smothered pillow
holds tears unquenched

Morning light
through slotted shade
Spears empty corners
an unwelcomed trade