by Elizabeth Challinor

Into your darkness

I channelled

All my colours

All my light

My hope

My joy

My inner life

After you walked away

I strained my neck to find you


By your black silhouette

All I felt

Was death, regret

Unaware of the raven

Perched on my shoulder

I thought you had stolen

My healing light

My mystic colours

Dancing all the while behind me

Writhing in pain

I made the raven flap its wings

Looked over my shoulder

Back turned on that dark empty space

And saw with awe

My light

My colours

My life

And the raven took flight with fright

Inspired in the artwork of Lizzie Ana

Elizabeth Challinor