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path-736002_960_720aA light down a darkened path
beckons me to follow
As I approach
it flickers
making me stop, wait

Again it calls
I continue forward
not knowing what lies beyond
the blackness that settles around me

A light so bright, yet not
I cannot see past it
My eyes play tricks
seeing only what my mind allows
Fantasy settles in

It lures me
and I walk, following
unaware that I am pursuing
My darkest dreams
my biggest fears

I turn around, afraid
and find nothing
but the darkness in which I began
Yet sounds and shadows engulf me
in a sensory overload

And I freeze, unable to comprehend
all that is there
and not
Only to realize my existence
in my own imagination

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