In The Hours Before Dawn by Lyne Beringer


She took a long hot shower

After she let go of her rage

Nobody could ever seem to tell

They had no way to gauge

Troubled days and haunted nights

Where only ghosts seemed to ever walk

All of her emotions trapped

Behind an imaginary lock

Doors that lead to nowhere

And everywhere between

Thoughts that moved at the speed of light

Yet nothing could be seen

She dried herself with a fluffy towel

It was a ritualistic task

Then she pulled out a waiting jar of clay

To hide her face behind a mask

Flipping through a magazine

Where beauty surely lives

She offered up a hardy prayer

Promising all the things she’d give

But the skies are always darker

In the middle of the night

Grace is forever beautiful

When in the throes  of a wordless fight

The sheets were cool and silky

As she climbed into her bed

Her face was clean, her hair still wet

Yet her soul was left unfed

And thoughts of a bright tomorrow

Seemed so very far away

Emptiness and the crickets

Were the only things at play


©  Lyne Beringer


Excerpt from the book “Alaskan Vogue”

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BeFunkyPhotoAbout the Author

I never thought the word “writer” would be used to describe me and the thoughts that tumble out of my head onto paper. It’s a new me, giving away words all neatly packaged up in rhyme.

 I have lived in the interior of Alaska off and on for nearly twenty years. Alaska gets in your blood. It lures you in then takes your soul hostage, becoming part of who you are, who you become. Every summer, the days are warm, long, and inviting. Tourists descend in droves, racing toward the next adventure, and a rich, colorful history provides plenty of businesses with trinkets to sell the Alaskan nostalgia.  Anything seems possible when you are standing outside at midnight and the stars are nowhere to be found. That is until winter rolls back around.

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