Void

It’s all the same,

This eternal, tenebrous veil,

Encapsulating me.

 

Am I floating?

Do I stand or do I lay?

I have forgotten.

 

How long have I been here?

Seems like ages have passed

But I have not aged a day.

 

Can I move up

If there is no down?

Nothing consumes me.

 

How can I move forward,

When there is no backward?

Space is all I know.

 

Can there be sunrise

If there is no dawn?

No dusk without a moon?

 

The only thing

Breaking the numbing black

Are those little lights.

 

They come at odd intervals

Floating erratically

Some slow, some quick.

 

I try and reach out

To grab onto them

Yet I always seem to miss.

 

Sometimes I do not even bother

Fed up with my failures

I simply watch in despair.

 

Other days I am primed,

Ready to snatch them,

Even though I know I’ll miss.

 

Those Faeries,

Those little lightning bugs,

Those distant stars.

 

I will catch one someday.

I will hold it close,

And it will set me free.

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