I've been robbed.
Robbed of all sources of light-
Robbed of the light of feelings of worthiness
robbed of the lights of dance
robbed of the drive to seek out more lights-
for everytime I muster the courage to speak, my voice is muffled by the noise.
That unrelenting noise.
The voices of the sirens alluring me back into the deep sea.
Their words carry unfathomable power
so I obey,
following them down the dimly lit path
back into the uncomfortable comfot of the dark.
hoping that the voices will finally cease,
hoping that the emptiness and the pain will be
replaced by light;
hoping it will all come to a quiet end
for I have finally found the way out!