Treasure Island

Dawn Michelle

(8/3/91 / Van Nuys, California)

Defining Darkness and Light

A cataclysmic silence
Wraps its fingers around
My throat
Daring me to breathe
A teasing breath of air

Lying on the floor
Seeing nothing to save
My soul
Distant memories appear
Inside my fading mind

A child so young
Yet brave for her age
Lies awake
The terrors of the night
Force her mind to work hard

New thoughts and questions
Run through her tired mind
Far away
From the night is where
She finds herself

Now, lying on the cold floor
I let my mind carry
Me away
To places unknown
I dream of dreams untold

I feel my chest tighten
As air is kept from me
I live
As survival kicks in
I know who I am

Breathing in the bittersweet air
Tears come to my eyes
I’m alive
Being here now in this place
I no longer fear the dark

I now have learned
The light will always prove to
Be brighter
The dark will always run away
And on this line I find

Submitted: Friday, October 06, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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