Warmth filled my timorous body
Something deeply touched me
It felt inexplicably wonderful
If only I knew what triggered this..
This sudden relapse from sorrow
Sadness transmuting into pleasure
Suddenly, the pleasure waned
The imaginary sense of bliss
Became corroded by an unwanted malaise
I felt like retching with disgust...
What had happened to me??
I couldn't remember anymore...
Everything was too dark
Trying to confront it
Sent searing pain
All throughout me
Eventually, this dark memory
Once it devoured me
Maybe I was living within its shadow
Completely unaware of how to
Untangle myself from its snare
Perhaps, its always been there..
CHAPTER NOTES - CHAPTER 10 - *CHAPTER 10 NOTES* The fire festival is basically a traveling carnival/fair. The idea came from when I was growing up in Philadelphia, my elementary/midd...
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