Midnight blue fingers caressing my face,
Keeping my secrets and nightmares in place,
Gently, so gently, they press on my eyes,
Stealing each tear that appears as their prize.

They can sense my intentions before my move’s made,
As they tense at my slightest attempt to escape,
They know my fears and they jeer at my lies –
hear my ideas and see through my disguise.

So when I surrender to their tender embrace,
A soft sable whisper then deliciously says:
‘Hush hush little darling, now don’t you cry,
Cause the night’s gonna sing you a lullabye-bye’.
(Inspired by #DarkLines prompt ‘Muted’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on