There is a rip in the clouds where morning
begins, in slow motion, to unwrap
the night, shifting the sky from coal
to ash to sand, telling the quick brown bat
to go home. Air remains motionless, cowering
in silence as daylight presses its hot,
heavy body against the earth, a wet moan
sliding up my neck, mosquitoes like fingertips
teasing where they don’t belong.
Skye Nicholson is a part-time poet and founder and CEO of Soul's Truth Coaching, empowerment coaching services for women. She lives in Columbus, Indiana, with her husband and two children. Her first book of collected works, published December 2021, is entitled Unexpected Alchemy: Poems of Addiction and Awakening.