March 7th, 2019

Cat - Black

Look to Darkness

The poem “Look to Darkness” is a poetic investigation of the nature of personal darkness. Beyond the threatened doom, the gloom is both an ally and a teacher. It becomes the sanity that’s lost when the remainder of the world is proven to be the greater grimness.


Look to Darkness

Look to darkness for a laugh
chuckles pulled from the pain
sadness has a new lease
loneliness in the extreme
their companion is not light
when the absurd is brought forth
to contrast with absent joy
survival discards the empty smile

the void demands something else
on the altar of the felled lives
if existence must proceed
beyond the phantoms of deceit
monsters of direst dreads
provide the truths few accept
except when the veil is dropped
pulled from the rod to the floor

when holiness becomes absent
the profane will take its place
forcing choices among the scraps
some are better than the rest
a sacrifice is brought to bleed
as the basin collects the drops
an offering of darkest taint
extols the pure that it’s replaced.

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