If you think of the dark
as a black park
and the moon as a bounced ball,
then there’s nothing to be frightened of
(Except for aliens…)
About this poem
This poem was reproduced on a postcard for National Poetry Day 2015. Eight poetry postcards are published each year by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate National Poetry Day and are distributed throughout Scotland to schools, libraries and other venues. The theme for 2015 was 'light'.
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