Night & Darkness

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While the night beckons me to her breast,
I push myself into it and suck thick darkness into me.
Fill the body with void,
conduit numbness,
paralyzed thoughts, 
shed color,
& embrace silence.

Still the vestiges of light were waving around my corner.
I cut my ears,
pluck my eyes,
stitch my mouth and nose.

Crossing the final twilight bridge
to reach near my precious darkness.

Now I can see her,
I can feel her thorns inside me,
Her dry lips rubbing over mine,

the darkness that flames my heart and fills my throat.

Now, I am dazzled around her.
I touch her horns,
feel her bones.
The darkness she is,
the darkness she gave me…
Oh, my night, how I missed you.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.