Swallowed by despair

Painting the world black

Unable to let go

Of the happiness once had

Stuck on the threshold

'twix morning and night

Hate the dark

But fear the light

Smothered by the void

But burned by the bright

Chained by the dark

But drawn by the light

The bleak nothing

Maddening but familiar

The enchanting light

Unknown and terrifying

Escape the twilight

Greet the dawn

Leave the cold

In hopes of warmth

Shed the fear

As anticipation fills the being

Fall into the unknown

And kiss the sunlight

Born again in the sun

Now a creature of light