Poem: Laughing at the Emperor

hole in the sky

Laughing at the Emperor

So dark it could be night. The sky black.
The storm imminent, inescapable.
A cold wind blows. Angry and inhospitable.

But there, in a crease of the clouds,
light leaks in. A tease of sun, enough
to leave you laughing like a child

seeing the emperor of darkness
without his clothes.

About this poem

Most of the things we fear are lies we tell ourselves. I’m as guilty as anyone.


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