No Mercy

There’s no mercy in the darkness,
thick with thieves on every side.
Light is brutal, but its honest
and cathartic when applied.

Sweating It

The lights went out
in the sauna
today

the darkness
was tense
and
fragile

naked men sat sweating
afraid
to move

until the lights
came on

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.  - Edgar Allan Poe

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
– Edgar Allan Poe