AJ Huffman

Too Far for Daylight and Too Near for Sleep

He likes to watch

from an unlit window

as she wanders

through the garden.

Wrapped in a gown

of glass.

Hoping to attract

a shadow.

With shoulders

strong enough to carry her

into paradise.

Waving Tarnished Rhinestones

She cuts the darkness

with the curve of her hip

and a second skin

crusted with fallen stars.

But even as she turns,


in and out

of an atmosphere she created,

she is constantly aware

of the glass circle

hovering just beyond her eyes.

That forgotten form.

A faceless mirror.

Is the only surface

blank enough

to remain.


And uncut.

By her smile.

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published her work in literary journals, in the U.K. as well as America, such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Eastern Rainbow, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, The Intercultural Writer’s Review, Icon, Writer’s Gazette, and The Penwood Review.


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