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





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