The dark blanket envelops me in its arms
Eagerly canoodling the trickling tears
An eerie calm envelops me in sangfroid
My bones are numb, but my soul is wild.
The dark has blinded my demons
Unleashing a cascade of stifled angst;
A fervent mania seizes over my limbs
Convulsing arms extricate held inmates.
The dark endows me with my own reign
Free of terrors, broken fragments induce
Paralyzing peace that alarmed me once
Now I welcome it with my arms wide open.
Author: Simran Pradhan
Editor: Akanksha Mahapatra