The Bright Room

Anthony Watts

She comes to the bright room as to a feast

of light. For as long as she’s allowed

she’ll bask in its shadowless glow. The room

is immense – bigger than the world. It contains

all there is to know. But most importantly

her friends are there. All of them. They chat

for hours. She doesn’t want them to go. But one

by one they log off. See ya.

See ya.

Under the duvet

she holds herself small

and tight as a pip. Hiding

from the darkness in the darkness, she tries

to delete the night and its noises

the beat of her own heart

her father’s footstep on the landing.

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Additional Information

ISBN
9781862181427
Related ISBN
9781862181427
MARC Record
OCLC
1107345079
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Creative Commons
CC-BY
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