through the ages
with trembling limbs.

Light gently appeared,
in spite of bearing
the scars of

Radiance turned iridescent
ridding the
encompassing gloom.

An air of serene stillness

floated through my skin,
my hands,
my clothes,

except for the stars
in my pocket,
vibrating with infinity.


Vicki Vogt is a librarian at the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library in Watertown, MA. Her first book of poetry “glimpses: a glance into haiku” was published in 2017 by Buddha Baby Press. She is the 1st Place winner in the 2021 Rockport Haiku Contest.