Powerless (I’m late peeps)

Sunset & Sky 276

We may be without power

though never without heat

we create our own current

when our eyes rise to meet


Stumbling in darkness has

never been a better thing

leaving articles down the hall

as outside the storm sings


I don’t need a nightlight

just hold me until dawn

I don’t need a switch

you can turn me on


What was that, the breaker box

somehow got switched to off?

You look at me accusingly, amusingly,

And I simply scoff….


(Does this still count as electricity and power?)







About Ionia Froment

book blogger and reviewer, mother of four boys, classical pianist and amateur photographer. I love reading, writing, music and learning to cook new and unusual dishes. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book unless I have the opportunity to be walking on the beach collecting seashells:)

133 comments on “Powerless (I’m late peeps)

  1. I vote that it counts. Hot and awesome poem.

  2. I think your piece is wonderful and is right on track with the prompt!

  3. Yes! It most definitely counts. Is it warm in here…?

  4. Do you ever sleep? My oh my, lovely poem. Yes, it does count. I shouldn’t read this at work…

  5. Excellent poem, Ionia. I like this a lot. You can always turn the breaker off 🙂

  6. Funny how so many of your posts seem to center around a certain subject 🙂

  7. You certainly know well you to write in your genre. I am blushing now. I could really get into this one. That could really happen. I would love to feel that powerless.

  8. Very spicy, very hot!!!!!
    I love the humour 😉

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