I once left reason and myself
Far behind me in a better place
I traveled gently underground
Where there was no light to cast a shadow
And no window into otherness
And the walls around me became my comfort
While I tried to be a beacon, and a window
I missed shadows, and I missed otherness
But I was not a beacon
I was just in the dark alone
Until, And then, Suddenly, years later
The walls cracked
The shadows blossomed
The windows opened
And I walked, far less gently
Back into the light, and into reason
And myself

~Liesl Dineen 2014


  1. monicat

    definitely can relate. thank you for so beautifully putting it into words.

    1. It's nothing, really

      Thank you so much. Knowing we’re not alone helps tons!


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