Blinded by the light you spread I seek refuge in the calm of your shadow, the delicate darkness where the air smells like home,

the dark waters I dive into in the absence of your light brings me to creatures of the night, and some at times tempt me into going to the void beyond darkness itself,

maybe its the dark umbra playing tricks on my mind, or maybe it's me finally seeing the truth beyond the light,

but this familiarity I feel inside the shadows, I simply cannot deny,

now I know I am trapped within the dark,

and there are shards of glass scattered outside my bedroom door like wildflowers, a mess too big for me to conquer,

so inside this darkness is my home now, and within this shadow is where I live.

By Shakar Roka

From: Nepal

Instagram: @shakarroka