I see a light in the distance.
And, like a beacon,
It calls me.
It promises a better life,
A life of ease,
A clear future,
A clear path,
Laid out before my eyes.
So I take a step toward it.
The light flickers, and I panic.
It comes back to life and my heart is at ease.
It seems to be dimmer than before.
I fear that everything may be lost
If I don’t follow it.
Yet, I hesitate.
I decide to sprint toward it.
With every step I take,
The flickers instensify, and so does the beat of my heart.
I can sense the warmth from the light.
A change of atmosphere is felt as I get closer to it.
It is an arm’s length away now.
My arm stretches toward it.
I hold my breath as my fingers close in on it,
And everything darkens around me.
The light diminishes, till nothing is left.
Reality comes back to me,
However, I feel like something has been taken away from me.
I take a breath to let it all sink in,
And I fall down to my knees.
A burden has just been dropped onto my shoulders.