Day 14: i am a firm believer in fairy lights

the way they offer a twinkly hope
for better days, the way they cut
through the fog on winter nights,
illuminated landing strips
sparkling my walks round
the neighbourhood

an assembly of wayward, tiny stars

ages ago, you handed me a small
bundle and on the wrapping paper
you had written: those dark corners don't stand a chance`

i switch them on at night
and every time i remember how
good it felt to know

that every once in a while
someone will see all your darkness
and help you light it up.

Bio: Annick Yerem lives and works in Berlin. In her dreams, she can swim like a manatee. Annick tweets @missyerem and has, to her utmost delight, been published by Pendemic, Detritus, @publicpoetry, RiverMouthReview, #PoetRhy, Anti-Heroin-Chic, Rejection Letters Dreich and 192.

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11 thoughts on “Day 14: i am a firm believer in fairy lights

  1. Zauberhaft! Some people have fairy lights all year round, but I’d be worried they’d lose their magic. They do offer ’twinkly hope for better days’ and I love:
    ‘illuminated landing strips
    sparkling my walks round
    the neighbourhood’
    and ‘wayward, tiny stars’.

    Like

  2. Cheer is the human element of yule, the warmth one heart can offer another. The gift which keeps on giving … Lovely poem. And that warmth can be returned. to the world, to winter nights, its stars.

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