Around the Corner



She overcame

her internal screaming toddler,

“I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna.”


Will Power offered a hand

linking her arm in his

to lead around the corner.


Her first step through

this now open door

a route unavailable

to her past self.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

Corner Photo Challenge

Photo taken in Lisbon, Portugal 2017

Forbidden Separateness


Never adrift

always within arm’s length

inseparable as far back

as memory will reach,

weathered worn wise

with fantasies of

chain breaking

to float free.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

Adrift – The Daily Post Challenge

PIC AND A WORD Challenge #68

Axis Tilt

Could this be the final day

of an autumn that I thought would last?

A mellowing of red between us

once crackling emotions now dust bits

collected in a whirling dervish

carried away in the wind.

Now I am an empty street waiting

for the street light to click on.

Predictable and ever awed

by the chance

to begin again.

© Ali Grimshaw