My world was encompassed by light;
Blinding light, I’d say.
So much that I had to shield my eyes
And hope for it to go away.
The evening would be the same,
The night would be the same.
Blinding light, sickening light;
I lost my sleep.
And then came the day the lights
So much I hid in fear.
The shadows crawled up my skin
And took me captive.
I couldn’t wish for it to leave;
Oh, the sky was so ruthless
That it pressed down on my head
So hard that I wished I was dead.
That was the day the lights went out,
A horrid yet blissful day
When my emptiness became pain
And again I felt sane.