It was dark inside the belly of the beast
until the light came in
skittering off walls that once kept me warm
scattering blood that fed my soul.
Through the cracks the light came in
upon hands that rose and flailed
clawing its way out of darkness
only to fall…into the void again.
How heavy are the hands
as they scrabble their way to light
pausing only to hiss and seethe
how warm it was in the belly of the beast,
how warm it is in the belly of the beast!