I was scared of the dark

I was scared of the dark

I was scared of the dark monsters


I hallucinated at night as a child

When everyone was asleep

I was in beds of bugs and beasts

They were real as day

Haunting in the night

I got out of the prison of my sheets

To flip on all the lights in my house

To walk slowly in circles

Until I  was so exhausted

I fell asleep in the hallway

Where I stood staring naked

Dreaming of flying and floating


I was scared of the dark

I was scared of the dark

I was scared of the dark monsters

I was scared in my last darkened childhood seconds

Where I still had no Mother or Father



Mixed Media by MMM


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Moriah M. Mylod

Moriah M. Mylod is a Jungian, art psychotherapist, painter and maker of many things. Her column in TERSE. is entitled "Playground Rules & Physics." She is inspired by the relational connection and disconnection to persons, places, memories, events, the seen and the unseen. "I am often paralyzed and moved by my own acute sensitivity that has cursed and blessed me in my efforts to better understand or even counsel others and myself." In the process of becoming more self-aware through her artwork, she is learning to honor the meaning and mystery of the paradoxes that perpetually exist all around her and within her. Her hope as a creator is to discover what her (unconscious, subconscious and conscious) is trying to say, and to emotionally materialize the moods we hold as humans, as spiritual beings. "I am here, I create…so, I exist."

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