I Want Your Darkness, Not My Own

It is true that I want to place myself into darkness, into my own desert,
rather than find myself parched in a desert of your design

It is true that I’d rather give so that I don’t have to receive,
that what I long for is my want, and not the result of your desire.

To be in a valley of my choosing
Than to live through the dark night of a soul
that has done everything you want

But..

Please draw me gently to your desert
Please shine your star above an empty oasis
Please fill me slowly with your darkness

If I am to be in the valley of weeping,
I want your lostness,
not what I’ve found on my own.

 

 
“This book [Hebrew Bible] contains all the horrors that cannot always be spoken.” – Anathea Portier Young

 

 

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