The Void

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:35 -- emejia

The darkness swallowed me whole

I was drowning, struggling to breathe

I reached out trying to grasp onto something, anything

But my hand simply went through the empty void

I opened my mouth to call out

To cry out

Someone please help me

But the words failed to come out

I’m scared

I don’t know what to do

So I wrapped my arms around myself, mimicking a hug

I closed my eyes tight

It’ll be okay, I tell myself

I’ll be fine, the light will come soon

But will it really?

The darkness swallowed me whole

I can’t breathe

I can’t see

I can’t feel

Yet I’m scared

I don’t want to be like this

But the more I struggle, the more it seems to engulf me

So I simply stop

I became a part of the void

So dark

So numb

So empty

But when I opened my eyes, I could finally see the light

I reached for it

Yet my hands were still unable to grasp it

The darkness engulfed my being, not wanting me to leave

Stay with me, I could hear it say

But I didn’t want to

So I fought it

I reached out to the light

And this time, I grasped it

The light swallowed me whole

I was able to breathe

I was able to see

I was able to feel

The light engulfed me

It was illuminating

It was shining

It was fluorescing

It was my sun, giving me warmth

It was my sun, giving me light

It was my sun, taking me out of the void

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