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Sheltered Cove

by

Nathan Boltz

A sheltered cove,
Once so inviting,
Now spurs me away,
With itís sheltered darkness.

So many before,
Made that longing escape,
Into the light,
Am I not so determined as they were?

Their stories of triumph,
Carry me forward,
To my own escape,
Into the new world.

What I find there?
Iím not so certainÖ
Will I withdraw once more to this dreary haven?
Is the risk not worth the chance for fulfillment?

Is lingering in darkness no better,
Oh, the things this vague darkness could hold...
Things to even me unknown,
That could consume me without a warning.

I must escape before sliding further in,
Though light may hold its unknown terrors,
To never make it to the light,
Would be a death of its own.

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