When the Light Fades

There’s black everywhere

I can’t see a thing

Why did it have to happen to me?

I was an artist


I’m just blind

Something brushes my leg

I open my mouth to scream

Everything scares me now

It would scare you, too, if you couldn’t see

The world feels foreign

Everything is…




I go to reach for my hairbrush

But it isn’t there

Someone has moved it again

It was frustrating when that happened when I could see,

But now it makes me cry

I feel so helpless


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
Our world


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