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.