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child of Nyx [poem] 

when I tell you I’m a child of Nyx
I’m saying that the Night birthed me into being
She wove me out of the void into a blessed shadow
I’m no sparkling star
no bright and burning ball of fire
instead
I’m the breathless space between celestial bodies
the overlooked crowd of hidden ones
the shapeless darkness that cradles
all this delicate life you have
know it to be fact
the children of the Night came into being
long before there were bodies to inhabit
we will still be here
long after the void swallows all the bodies back
into nothingness again

-poem by Larissa Lee
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blame Nyx, aka thank you [poem]

there are events in my life that confuse me
or at least my reactions to them
you see
I don’t know how I survived
how I didn’t curl up and wish for death
in the face of the lies and hurt and violence
because let’s face it
I am a soft and breakable thing
but somehow
I made my worst moments
the exception to the idea that I can be shattered
I can only blame Nyx
cold night goddess of the cosmos
of the big black nothingness out there
who else could make
cotton into steel
glass into diamond
She molded me into straight spine and dry eyes
and I’m so grateful for it
for the unrequested help
for the guaranteed survival
for the emptiness that swallowed my hurt
before it could swallow me whole
She made me the night sky
the immeasurable space between the stars
and taught me to live in my own darkness
and for that I’m thankful

-poem by Larissa Lee
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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