It's come to my attention that it is more logical to post my poems and any other work I create for this site here on the blog rather than on a separate page dedicated to it. The reason for this is that I always have to erase the old work from the page, post the new work, format it there, paste the old work onto a separate page, link back to the old work, and then update the page. If I simply post the work on the blog, it gets timestamped automatically, it has a final resting place (so to speak), it's easy to share, and it's easy to link back to should I so choose. Please use the social icons at the bottom of each post if you want to share it so that it automatically attributes the work to me and links back to this site. All work I post on this site is solely my property and no one may use my work without my permission. Feel free to share it using the icons, though. Thank you!

The Door by Kayla Cook


A New Door Opens 

Originally published on this site on Aug. 19, 2020; By Kayla Cook

Softly I feel it stirring

deep under my skin,

under frost and darkness,

beyond remembered sin.

Out of pain and fear it seeps,

unfurling rays of light.

Through icy blood it creeps,

shattering eternal night.

Numbness fades and life returns,

silent eventide recedes:

Dawn breaks anew and brightens all,

sorrow slowly leaves.

Your compassion thawed my heart,

awakened me once more.

Leave me now, alone, unsure,

and you’ll forever close this door.


Copyright Ⓒ 2018 by Kayla Cook


This poem was first published on in December of 2018 under my alias “Allerion” in response to a prompt where members were encouraged to write a poem inspired by the Evanescence song, "Bring Me to Life."