i don't like the light
where every spot on my body is lit up
every imperfection becomes a wave
threatening to swallow me.
in the dark i can hide,
safe from my body,
hidden from dysphoria.
in the dark, i can live,
vibe with the stars.
in the dark, the struggles of daylight
seem far away.
in the words of Shel Silverstien,
"we all look the same when we turn out the light."
and i'm ready to turn out the light
and live in darkness