The world, a mess of color

A blur of movement and lights

A cacophony of noise

Too much, too much

Feel too much

Absorb too much

 

So bright, so very loud

 

The world, a hectic place

Full of people

Conversation

Socializing

Pressure

 

Retreat, escape

Find the calm

The quiet

The dark

 

Retreat from a world

Too much, always too much

 

Peace and calm return

A stillness in the quiet

A comfort in the darkened space

 

And in the quiet, I find myself