• fragment 9w

    Tenacious Illumination

    Even the luminance provided by the Sun is held with
    questionably sacred regard; a
    deity chosen by men that
    saw fear as an emotion to cover up and discard

    There is a certain amount of peace to be found
    when one has decidely chosen to face and
    embrace the
    illusions stitched into the blanket of night

    Returning stronger and
    easily disposing of the shadows that
    once only employed duty as selfish guard

    I pity the Sun in a way
    crushed under the prayers of sorrow
    remaining ceaselessly bound to tomorrow

    Empowered with gifts of duty and light
    forever burdened by humanity's ideas
    and existential fright

    © Katherine Bernhardt