Lila Fakharzadeh

Blinding Lights

Darkness surrounds her quiet body,
giving her its treasured tranquility
and spreading it on her delicate features.
She wakes and turns on the lights
flickering in their bright glory.
Awoken from the dark,
her mind, now without peace,
feels it is entering a world of agitation.
The bulbs with all their light brighten for more
attention.
She blinks as tears form, but then
becomes accustomed to their brilliance.
Now surrounded with the light
of the greedy bulbs that will not allow
the dark to spread its soothing power
upon her.





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