Darkness

Darkness is silent

Like a predator in the night

Like a lioness stalking its prey

Watchful

Waiting

Silent

Deadly

A foreboding sense of danger hangs in the air of darkness

You know you must get out of its sight

Yet you don't know how

It lurks closer and closer

Waiting to engulf you

Swallow you whole into its black depths

Never to return again

Like the lioness stalking its prey

Far enough away

Just out of sight

But close enough that you know it's there

Waiting

Watching

The moment you finally feel safe

The darkness pounces upon you

Enveloping you in its deadly embrace

Smothering you

Be watchful of the darkness

For like a lioness

It can cut the strings of life