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 third-year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's an avid plant mom and a stern black coffee drinker. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find her listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation.