Dark places

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Do you know your dark places?

Secret place, the light cannot know?

Do you know anger, and hate, and rage?

A depthful blackness,

where all things come not with logic,

or thought, or honor,

Just a need to give equitably,

that which has bought you to this.

Do you know your dark places,

desolate places devoid of joy,

Do you know sadness, and despair, and doom?

The urge only thinly veiled,

to bring all these things to an end?

To consider seriously the ease of the procedure,

contemplating what comes next?

Is there anything there?

Is it blackness?

Would that be better?

Is there a hell? A heaven?

A place for angels and demons,

gambling over confused specks passing through time?

Do you know your dark places?

Do you know the heaviness, fullness, emptiness, confusion?

The feeling of bursting and shrinking all at once?

Do you know it?

You do?

Then tell me there comes after it,

a finish.

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About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she leads...er... co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

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