Dreaded Dark – by J. Staff
It’s so dark, engulfing me until I am saturated with a compulsion to shut my eyes tightly.
Now opening my eyes wide, willing my pupils to drink in any detectable drips of light: I wait.
In that second, crushing dark is winning our game of terror, suffocation its weapon of choice.
I blink hard. Again, harder. I will not be lost to the darkness like a frightened little girl, alone.
Eyes adjusting – can’t tell if the light seeps in first, or the calm. Maybe they are one in the same?
Shapes appearing now, familiarly, just as I remember when there last was light. They are still.
Feeling safer now the shapes are the ones I know. The sinister edge of dark has gone, leaving
a faint precursor of day, which will eventually consume the darkness completely, illuminating
all the corners of my mind and shadowy parts of my soul where malevolent energy thrives.
Once again, leaving it