Starless Heart

- jan-u-wine

Out of all the many moments
flowing
like the great River to the
ending Sea,
there came one
when I knew
I was lost.

It was when
I heard you
speak
within the confines
of my mind,
and answered you....

I

answered
you
in kind.

Cold fear
ran
through me,
colder than the blade
which almost
stopped
my heart.....

Fear.

And a sort of angry
pride.

Something grows
within me.
 
Dark and Light
battle inside
the silent places
of my mind.

With all the force of my will,
of a sudden
larger
than the sum of my small self,
I determine that
It
shall have
none
of us.

Time.

My enemy,
my downfall
lies in that swift tide
of shadow'd moments
that even now
push toward me
and rush away...
enveloping me
with evil intent
as we pass.

Will it be granted
me
to accomplish
this deed
before the Night,
perforce,
claims me?

I must try.

No one
will ask more of me
than that
I should try.

Either way,
in the end,
at
the end,
there will be
the
forgetfullness
of black Night…….
 
and I,

alone

 inside its starless
heart.