DARK MATTERS: ATLAS by Moriah M. Mylod

I’m not the obsessed kind hashtag lie, hashtag liar I just like to think a lot For hours and periods of time like pivoting gears Paralyzed by motion And spinning from perseveration The kind that clank together If not gently rolled over Like the passing of a dark purple cloud in a pink salmon sky It is when you grow brighter Is when they try to snuff you out So… You grow up smaller Like a little Atlas carrying the weight of the world on your back The world is… But a crying baby that just wants To Be. Picked … Continue reading DARK MATTERS: ATLAS by Moriah M. Mylod

DARK MATTERS: ORPHAN by Moriah M. Mylod

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 … Continue reading DARK MATTERS: ORPHAN by Moriah M. Mylod