Shadow-Dwellers, poetry by Melissa Ridley Elmes at
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written by: Melissa Ridley Elmes



Remember that the sun brings shadows

that in warmest bright light-filled spaces
                                                            darkest darknesses linger

felt though not seen —-
demons crowd those corners

the sun is still there —-
false comfort

demons don’t dwell on the warm
                                     they swarm the chill gloom just beyond

glimpse them in the dim —-
then turn your back if you can

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