black and brown lantern on table
Photo by Krish Chaitu on


When we cast our light
we see at last the view
we find ourselves
plunged into darkness
hiding our eyes
behind our icy hands
to block the sights now exposed
truth releases the chains
light dispels the dark
but what remains with us
is a horror
as we peer through bloodless fingers
hear the heart slowing, slowing
as adrenaline leaves
as feet are rooted
as the ground swallows us
like the grave
six feet surrounded
by living nightmares
seeing beyond masks
to the soul – Caroline A. Slee

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