Darkness

  1. Ale Mercado illustration for Darkness by Faron Walsh

The darkness comes the darkness goes

It’s like a feeling that no one knows

It’s a place where life ends

It’s a place that twists and bends

You never know what’s in front of you

You never know what’s behind you

When the light comes up you will have hope

and then the only way to go

Will be up up up.

Note From Editor
This is a very nice, concise study of the idea of ‘darkness’ – what it feels like, what it does to our minds, how we think about it. It also seems to describe metaphorical darkness, the more complex idea of not knowing which way to go, or what’s ahead, in our thoughts or our lives. I think the poet has managed to pack a lot of meaning into these short, rhythmic lines!