Fear of Darkness – A Poem

have you ever felt
afraid of, or at least
daunted by
that is
nothing but
the pitch black
absence of light

what if
what you actually fear
is not darkness itself
but your feelings
painfully real
that surface
and you cannot help
but face
in darkness

what if
the only way
to conquer the fear
is to look them
directly in the eyes
of these feelings

what if
the only way
to break free
is to say, loud and clear
oh hey there
it’s you again
i see you
i feel you
i release you

minji hur