Perihelion - October 2002
Demon - k5
Snake - Alia Sheikh
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Snake by Alia Sheikh


I speak to the night, and I listen. Drown myself
in its hypnotic, intoxicating song. Drug myself
with darkness.

I do not merely see in the dark; I see the dark,
and it defines my world for me. Light is to my
eyes but the absence of darkness.

I breathe in the darkness. I grow stronger. I
inhale and fill my lungs with the potency of
boiling emptiness. I grow fiercer.

Cold, as the wings of the wind lift behind me to
embrace the sky, as the world pulls from me to
embrace itself, I rise.

I speak to the Night, and I listen. It beckons.
To the Night I will go.