Against the Dark

My poem, “Against the Dark,” just won the weekly poetry contest on It was a paid contest, sponsored by Plum White Press. My winning entry now has a chance to be included in their next anthology.

Here’s the poem:

Against the Dark

in the center
of my garden of thought
is an
inky black pool
an obsidian mirror that ripples
and grows
with each
and every
hurt, pain, and torment I endure
circling the pool
my verdant hopes
my violaceous loves
my carmine furies –
their blooms crawl, intertwine, creep
in a mass of emotion and impulse
pushing ever against the center
where my garden meets that
ebony pond;
a barren desolate blight
of decay and hopelessness
the vivid chromaticity of my
in perpetual campaign against
the void
that forever
threatens to
Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks

Science Fiction & Fantasy Author
Ron Sparks is a science fiction and fantasy author and poet. His book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" was recently published and is available on For more info on Ron, see:
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