The Darkness by Lisa Bilbrey

paperThe Darkness by Lisa Bilbrey

Hiding in the darkness, I try to be quiet.
Afraid of what nighttime brings, I don’t scream.
Body shaking and shivering from the cold,
I cry silently, begging anyone to want me.

Shying away from the light, I run
Pushing my legs to move faster, harder, I keep going.
Can’t slow down, can’t stop, can’t breathe, can’t live
I can’t let the darkness catch me again.

The darkness catches me, pulling me to the ground
I fight him off, begging for someone to save me,
Crying and fighting, clawing and screaming
Begging for anyone to care that the darkness is there.

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