There’s Nobody there
Nobody at all.
I shout, I cry, I scream
no one answers my call.

They say there’s light out there
light which I cannot see
but all I have inside
is a Dark Eternity.

The room keeps getting smaller
the walls are closing in
there’s no door to get out
no way to let hope in.

No window to see out
silence is the only sound
cold naked concrete
walls, ceiling, and ground.

My last candle is burning
a weak, flickering light
my only friends are shadows
dancing left and right.

The wax is melting down
won’t last me the hour
Darkness is coming
coming, me to devour.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham

Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Amanda holds an M.A. in History. She loves well-written poetry and romance novels. Amanda has 2 cats and a 3-year-old son.
Amanda Graham