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Night Reading

written by: Joyce Butler



I read them all
every one.
All night
sitting up
my little oil lamp
I had no use
for natural light

When morning
broke the shadows,
my flickering pages
ceased to fall
with my oil lamp
Like the last
rhyming word
I'd read.

Joyce Butler

Joyce Butler

I'm 41 years old. Mother of 2 from Waterford, Ireland. I work full-time as a Clerical Officer. I love to write poetry, micropoetry and short stories when I have time.
I was shortlisted for the Atlantis Short Story Prize 2015 and I've written the first draft of a book.
Joyce Butler

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