I am like the dark.
A vast, intricate enigma.
Everybody can see that I’m there.
Some people choose to embrace me. I do not seek, but lie in wait.
Few people can understand some of me, some of what I hold.
No one can understand all of me, every mystery that lies within.
Approach with caution, as I am unpredictable. A blind venture may gift you with far more than what you bargained for.
I can swallow souls, steal bodies, twist minds, make you lose your grip, lose yourself.
I can be a sanctuary, a place of solace and reflection. I can bring peace, escape, comfort and safety.
I rest when things are in motion.
I revel when all goes still…
My ways of life are in stark contrast to yours.
I can hold your darkest wishes, your most damning truths.
Your deepest secrets have a place with me.
I am dangerous.
I have seen things that in a pure world, should be contained.
My cover is a lure for the unspeakable.
I have committed my own atrocities, moving on from each seamlessly, without a backward glance.
I do not regret. I only move forward.
Refrain from the fallacy that you know me, because I guarantee you never will.
Never assume that I feel about you how you feel about me, because getting to the heart of me is a rare feat.
Think before you trust me, because I can be a force of destruction.
Waste your energy fighting me if you must, but I will not be fatally pierced.
Heed this warning before you love me, for I may end up draining you dry.
Receive these words with fervor, as I pen them for your sake.
Keep your distance so I won’t harm you; proceed slowly if you wish to take the risk.