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Dark Corners by Mike H.

The Dark Corners of my mind bring me

unwanted memories

Of dimly lit, smoke-filled rooms charged with

despair, remorse

Tall stools to sit on, amber liquid coiled in a glass

beautiful, deadly

There is no refuge here, only

danger, retreat

Avoiding the memories by sleep doesn’t work, they return

as nightmares.

A ray of light enters these dark corners to remind me that a

path exists.

A way out of the darkness into

the sunshine

To a place that offers a promise of peace for all,

including me

Where others remind me there is

always hope.

Today, I choose to follow

this path.

The Dark Corners of my mind remain, their power now

less defined.