My outside appearance shows nothing of me.
I am not what you see,
for I am not even human.
I am a soul
trapped inside this body,
screaming for help.
I'm constantly being attacked
that the rest of you in this place
don't deal with,
they aren't from the physical realm.
They live in another realm,
where I was born.
I was chosen
to be placed within a body
and wander around in this desolate place.
With no one to relate to.
With no one to trust.
from the monsters are stronger than others,
and when they come,
with all their might,
there's no way for me to fight them off.
So I give in.
And I allow them to absorb themselves within my being's body,
within my space to breathe,
and they suffocate me.
They turn me cold
and make me sleep.
I never have any recollection of what they've done.
But, when I wake up,
and take control again,
I see my pod has new cuts on their skin,
My capsule has dark smudges running down
from their eyes,
onto their cheeks, and
They think they've gone insane.
But I plug into their memory
and re-wire it
so they calm down
How can they though when
are still there?
It's the reddest hue,
and it can't be ignored.
It yells from their skin,
I can hear the remanence
of the shadow seekers
searing into my core,
to try and convert me into one of Them.
They are darkness.
And I am not.
I will never be, I can never be.
I am not strong
I am stubborn
and refuse to succumb to their wishes.
from the body
makes Them hungry for the blood,
They want to slurp it all up
and drink it straight from the veins,
until the body is nothing,
nothing, but a lifeless corpse.
If that happens though,
I'll be trapped in here
The humans will only look at the external
and see it as dead,
so I'll be buried alive.
For that reason,
I need to stop the blood from flowing.
I need to stop tempting Them for it.
I enter the captor's mind
and take over everything.
I'm in control.
I quickly find a sewing needle
and try to stitch it together.
One good thing for me, I don't feel the bodies pain.
My pain is much more
because it isn't physical.
It cuts much deeper
than anything any human could face.
As I keep bringing the needle through
to close up the gushing cuts
I realize, that maybe, this isn't working,
that it might be creating more injury instead.
I abort the mission
and go to find another solution:
I find some in a first aid kit and
wrap it around the arm tightly.
There - all temptation is under control.
I still hear their longing for the blood,
I can't let them drink it.
It only makes them stronger.
And they're strong enough as it is.
Most days I'm too tired to do much,
I don't know what will give me energy.
For Them, it's blood.
And They are darkness.
But I have light, which is the opposite of dark...
so, what is the opposite of blood?
Will that give me energy?
How can I defeat Them?
"How can I escape?"