Styx

Styx

A Poem by Dannie von Österreich

There's something in that darkness
something passing through its depths;
something possessed of fractured light
something brimming its blistered lips.
I know it's coming down that evening;
something squirming in musty crypts
something clammy, it's laid up-waking;
something groaning at twilight ships. 
What is this thing? What are you-
something bobbing in sea foam blips
something cutting off the breath;
something blacked out of the scripts.


There's something in that darkness 
that I cannot doubt exists. 

© 2020 Dannie von Österreich


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Author's Note

Dannie von Österreich
(Ani. Sky.)

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I think the poem describes a mental process. The darkness is the subconscious mind, and something quite grim is emerging from it. It may be depression, which is worse than any horror movie.

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Added on January 23, 2020
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