Tenderfoot

Nothing More Than

Author

Brigitte Freese is in her penultimate year of a combined Law/Arts degree at UWA. She started writing poetry at a young age and it has become her creative outlet. 

Brigitte Freese

Blank page. A heater in the study,
a bowl of chocolate and a break
in intensive thought. I exhale stress
and draw solace from night that inverts
daytime exposures into dark streets
and spotlight windows for resting, and thieves.
This hush as my harbour, I sink in,
traffic-lighting all the day’s deeds
into a box with the label “Today”.
It is Tuesday night. Another night
and here I am again, with you,
my blank white paperless page.