Nyx [poem]

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I was born in the nothingness before existence
not darkness
I mean I am the darkness
I rose from the chaos
to hold your world gently in my cupped hands
Gaea’s round body
blossoming with life before my eyes
miraculous
she turns and I catch glimpses
of sleepy children
and wild night owls
I devour each moment like ambrosia
this is why I exist
to wrap you in my embrace
hidden
while life stutters through your lungs
until you’re breathless

-poem by Larissa Lee
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