Without warning it descends, and the darkness holds your heart.
There’s no point to understanding because
the reality towers over all of your attempts.
It’s not a cut. It’s not an ache.
It’s a bruising deep inside that won’t leave you.
Sending searing pain through your heart, it settles into its home.
Innermost feelings, thoughts, and fears are laid bare…
exposed to the world that you try so hard to hide them from.
Pick them up…hold them…try to fit them back into a place nobody will see.
Caress the fears and pray they go away.
It can’t exist in the light…but it does.
Turn away and shelter your eyes.
Tomorrow may take it all away…and you will rest –
weary but surviving, until another day returns
to release the darkness that’s inside.

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