Oil on Canvas Board
Darkness wraps me like a blanket
Enveloping me in its cold confines
I feel warmth creeping up,
Alarmed, I jerk my feet in.
I peer outside at the glare,
Frightened, I crouch back inside.
My eyes seek dark corners in the dawn light,
But all the niches are irradiated.
A new day is unfolding,
I must put on my veil, walk out,
Pretend I’m ecstatic.
There is a void inside me.
Filled with all the unsaid.
It grows with time.
Distance makes it stronger.
I sit all alone.
Feeding the void.
Some words are leaking out.
But it doesn’t make much sense.
O, saying is forbidden.