Poetry

Personification

“Oh, but darling, how can I bring
any light to your life if all I am
is darkness personified?”

I’ve been down here in this darkness for so long that I’ve forgotten what it means to be bathed in light. I’ve forgotten what it means to feel sunlight on my skin. And all the while, I’ve taken you for granted. As you hold me up and break your back in the process, I lash out when I feel like I’m drowning in the dark. How can I tell you how sorry I am for putting you through that? How can I bring any light to your life if all I am is darkness personified?

© Sarah Doughty

How do I hold you
in the light?

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6 thoughts on “Personification”

    1. Yes indeed. I try not to listen to those thoughts, but I feel like when I let them out, and write them down, they aren’t so loud in my head and I can remind myself that my darkness is also his — by choice, too. Otherwise, he would have left long ago.

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  1. And if not truly, then in my mind? I have a modern princess who wants to be a feminist and to be worthy of love who has an issue that keeps everyone, even prince charming, at bay, keeps her shooting herself in the foot. We should talk sometime.

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