Day 10 of #NaPoWriMo: Starlight Is A Swimming Pool

Today the prompt from @GardensBritish on Twitter made me remember Emily of New Moon, from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books. And so, the poem: the starlight is a swimming pool that’s all that ever matters I bathe in mist of light like witches of old it’s cold and unpleasant and in their eyes I shatter the everyday illusion cast from ordinary moulds. I may be naked in stars’ gaze and shiver and deny but I am dressed in fabrics preconceived by others’ minds and of the body, in it, still skin prickling and unsure I’ve never felt more like myself in starlight swimming pool.

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