The Dark Place

kayurquhartI'm a newly-adult ace :)
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The Dark Place

by kateurquhart

I’ve lived a nightmare.

I’ve seen The Dark Place.

And I never want to go back.

I’ve never been there, but I watched someone I love get lost in it.

And once you get lost in The Dark Place, it’s hard to escape.

It’s a black hole. A cornucopia of isolation.

There’s no light there, no love.

It’s terrifying.

You know when someone is stuck there.

You can see it in their eyes, you can hear it in their voice.

They become hollow and empty, and there’s nothing you can do to help them.

I would know.

There was nothing I could do to help my friend.

He was trapped and I couldn’t save him.

No-one could.

He was alone and scared.

Void of emotions, because emotions drained his energy.

He didn’t feel.

He couldn’t feel. For months on end.

He was a shell of a man.

Not eating, not sleeping, not living.

He existed, but nothing more.

The Dark Place took over.

And all I could do was watch.

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8 months agoReply
@sydney @bernardtwindwil thanks so much both of you!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
8 months agoReply
Your metaphors were perfection. There are people that will always live in the light and will never understand. There are those in the dark that will never be able to see in the light. You got it right to not blame yourself. Great post!!!!

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
8 months agoReply
The Dark Place is a very great symbol for the terrible feelings we face. I hope your friend is okay and you as well!