My restless body sleeps, mind seeking.
Endless doorways. Some lead nowhere, others to places I cannot comprehend.
There’s just one I search for. Within, contains a source of darkness. I must eliminate it.
I wander twisting corridors, labyrinthine in nature, as all minds are.
There, ahead. The darkness, flickering and tremulous. I follow, my heart pounding within and without.
The next corner conceals it. I falter as I turn. Reach the final door. There’s no light. I proceed despite fear.
Within, darkness overwhelms, engulfs, devours me.
Strengthened, mind and body remain.
© 2021 Rebecca Glaessner
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