The Dark That Keeps Out The Light

20 Aug

The little girl, only twelve, did not know what to do anymore.

Her mother was a crumpled mess of smeared mascara.

And every morning when the little girl awoke, she

would tuck her beautiful mother,

whose emerald eyes, once sparkled with intrepid life,

into bed.

Racked with worry, she asked;

“Mother, why do you always go to sleep as soon as the sun rises?”

“Because,” her mother choked.

“When you have been down in a dark place for too long,

you become afraid of the light.”

The little girl did not understand.

One day, she would.



3 Responses to “The Dark That Keeps Out The Light”

  1. yasniger August 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

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  2. taurusingemini August 21, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    It’s sad to see how children would end up, following the footsteps of their parents’, whether or NOT they wanted to, isn’t it???

    • Taylor Devost August 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

      It’s a vicious cycle. Tragic to think some people can not escape the reality and consequence of being raised in a certain environment.

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