They downplay our happiness so as to not spurn the ones less fortunate,
And hide all our sadness in their flowing depths.
They’re downright divine.
The next time I feel like searching for myself
Or within myself
I’ll look towards my shadow.
Now I know why I’ve always found Erebus,
To be the most intriguing corner of hell.
Varnika Jain is prone to having verbal epiphanies in the midst of all the cacophony surrounding her life. She is a voracious reader, vociferous eater and a vehemently passionate writer. You can read more of her writing at Moonlighting Scrivener where you can find her changing the world, one word at a time.
1Wise-Woman: “I am living, fighting, and thriving with mental illness and chronic disease and a need to express myself. Writing eases some of the weight I carry.” When she isn’t yanking shadowy strands of leathery clumps of unconscious, and tenderly placing them into word documents, she is creating at A Lion Sleeps in the Heart of the Brave.