Her only precious possession was morning.
The first few seconds upon waking, eyes covered,
feet still in the land of dreaming.
Those few sacred moments of stillness
before the world around surrounded her
reappearing in sound and color
to force her into the daylight
a day when she was to lead
the one expected of her.
© Alicia Grimshaw 2017
Photo taken on my trip to Italy, summer 2016.