Impromptu 4

Like any other night
I stay up, watching the display
blip the hours away
the owls keep me company
when I feel sleep chasing me
and we both know this game well
and I never want to end this spell

I feel sometimes that the answers
are so close that I can hear them
but I lose track of my own thoughts
and run in circles around the tracks
trying to follow a single beacon
to the lighthouse but I can’t see
when the sky is black

I used to be afraid of the dark
until one day, I saw
that it was the lingering of light
or the thought of it, anyway
playing favorites with fantasy
twisting and bending it to my will
I enslaved my own imaginary foes
and knocked down my own forevermore

I feel sometimes that the answers
are so close that I can hear them
but I lose track of my own thoughts
and run in circles around the tracks
trying to follow a single beacon
to the lighthouse but I can’t see
when the sky is black

Why don’t you stand there on the docks
with a single candle in your hand
and try to keep it burning while I swim across?
I used to be afraid of the dark but
I can’t say I know it anymore
not since I am lost in it
not since it is all I know

I feel sometimes that the answers
are so close that I can hear them
but I lose track of my own thoughts
and run in circles around the tracks
trying to follow a single beacon
to the lighthouse but I can’t see
when the sky is black

I used to be afraid of the dark
I used to be afraid of the dark
like how I’m afraid of mirrors
when the sun is up

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