In darkness…

In darkness
we cannot
shine a light,
so we
our own radiance.
We pick locks
we cannot see,
taste foods
we cannot smell,
and gossip about things
we do not know.
We enslave
and blame
others for our capture.

Christmas Eve at the 380 offramp, part 1...
San Bruno California, December 2020

We stop loving
our lives
and blame
others for our cold empty.
In darkness
we dance
with the children
we used to be
and wonder why,
now we’ve grown,
we don’t dance
any better
than we used to.

(Photographed in San Bruno, California on Christmas Eve, 2020. See my other work here.)


  1. Reply
    Michele January 16, 2021

    Wow! Excellent photo, as expected, but the poetry is so sublime. I love it.

    • Reply
      Dan Ryan January 16, 2021

      Thank you, sweetie.

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