Poetry

Set Aglow

“I am never lost in the dark. I am light.
And when I find myself in your arms,
I shine my brightest.”

It’s late at night when I feel this ache the most. It gnaws away at me, leaving me with a sense of rawness. Like my nerves are stripped and everything hurts. It’s more than loneliness. It’s more than sadness. It’s a dark, cold and deep chasm, where I am its only occupant.

But, at the same time, it’s a longing. A need. Deep within, down into my bones. I can feel it crawling around me. And it whispers. At first I don’t know what I’m hearing. As the moments go by, it grows louder and louder until the silence is so deafening, I can’t bear it any longer.

So I remind myself, I am never lost in the dark. Because the stars are reflecting against my eyes and the moon is setting everything aglow. That’s when I find myself again — I am light. I am warmth. And when I find myself in your arms, I shine my brightest. That’s how I know I’m right where I belong.

© Sarah Doughty

You help me see the light.

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