October Poetry Competition Winner

Everything and Nothing

Michael Sell, Aberdeen, Scotland

I am everything and nothing,

A timid squeak on crowded streets,

A mighty roar a thousand miles from earth.

Reality is no friend,

Imagination is not nor cannot be my sanctuary.

I walk noisily through shadow,

But silently through the light of day,

The highest tide at its lowest ebb,

The brightest ray of a setting sun.

I am a good man, but a fool.

I am everything and nothing.