Warriors of the dark

dark fears of

being overpowered

light up corners of my psyche.

 

childhood memories of voices

saying I was no good

unacceptable in original form

 

they dressed me in clothes

of subservience

to comply with social norms.

 

I couldn’t see how

inner demons would be caged

floating out in the cold

 

the jury out there

delivered verdicts

to encase me in moulds

 

dark, interfering shadows

swooped to enslave,

control my life

 

it awakened armies inside me

with the power to wage war

and destroy to end strife.

 

isolation for protection

and … it has always been

a lone warrior’s life.

(99 words)

 

Linked to

#SoCS (fave word – dark)

and

May 31- Flash Fiction Challenge

 

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