THE TUG OF WAR

By Maddie


There is this

electricity in my

bloodstream

that bars my veins

to freeze.

Keeps me awake

on nights I fancy

eternal slumber.


There is this

molten fire

at my heart’s core

that ebbs and flows.

Keeps me warm

as I turn blue

and shiver in the snow.


There is this

voice that rumbles

in my gut,

gives me strength

to speak up,

when silence cozies

around me.


This tug of war

never ends.

But of late,

as Darkness pulls me,

Light and only Light-

is all I choose to see.


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