Walk amongst everyone
with a black raven on my left shoulder
that only I can hear and see.
It is a constant reminder as I live
that I need all the darkness
to feel the empowerment of the light.
Have the vision to see the darkness,
the strength to avoid it.
When the haze approaches me,
however, to feel, I embrace it.
The feeling of torture and pain
I am not afraid of it.
Have to feel that pleasure
of the electricity routing through the body
knowing the inner destruction
that the darkness will cause.
I know that I am protected
with the guidance of my Raven.
It will see me through when I am blind
to the light in the end.
Believe in this and the guiding Raven whispers.
March 1, 2023
©Andrew Scott – Just a Maritime Boy 2023