As The Crow Flies

on wings of midnight
she comes calling
hello darkness darling
please, do come in
Ive been expecting you
stretching her magnificent wings
she simultaneously sweeps my heart
of a few contents
and pulls all the light into her bosom
then proceeds to lock the door
and blows out the last remaining candle in my mind
she invites me to step
into my own heart
cocooned in night
she says she has made room
for me to enter
but the rest of the clearing
is up to me
encouraging me to find my truths
and discard the rest
she teaches me how
to navigate the haunting blackness
thank you darkness, darling
please accept my offering
I embrace this shadow
for it is making me whole