• Caroline Sabater

Sun Burst

Day by day, night by night

I seek for a flicker of light.

To pull me back to my sanity

And escape from my calamity.

As seasons change

I feel enraged,

For I am stuck

Sinking into muck.

I stare at the sky

And wonder why,

When did I become a shell

And fallen under misery’s spell?

I lay my head upon my arm

And dream of a life beyond the calm.

Of misadventures and love affairs,

From wild nights to circus fairs.

As the bright sun bursts from her slumber

I wake to that same crushing sombre.

I envy the sun’s eternal flame,

Compared to her I am tame

I know the road that leads to life

But I am gripped by fear of strife.

I’ve accepted my path, its comforts, its dullness

Yet I still dream the most colourful madness.

Day by day, night by night

Always seeking for a flicker of light,

Within me.

We acknowledge the past, present and emerging traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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