Nothing More

Sun down, no light,

No stars, a moonless night,

An unearthly silence that chills the core,

That and nothing more.

The heart pounds as I search for light.

Please master, anything that is bright.

I'm searching when… a sudden roar,

That and nothing more.

In the darkness, an unearthly white:

An apparition in my sight,

That ghostly specter drifts through my door,

That and nothing more.

It has found me, the deity of the night!

Master, please spare your fury and smite!

But nothing happens except my heart continues to be flooded with horror.

That and nothing more.

I sense an immediate plight,

But too late, my throat feels tight.

My breath departs; I crumble to the floor,

That and nothing more.