DARKNESS It was easy to take for granted my eyes would always see the beauty of nature’s world unfolding in a morning’s blaze. Now that beauty fades away like the end of a movie: darkness creeps into my life as I stagger blindly to find an exit from this theater. The sun’s light fades: when it is all gone, what shall I have left? Memories of sparkling water and colorful dresses in Spring? Mountains, trees, sun-lit skies where did you go? Like dreams, you vanished from waking but unseeing eyes. I smell flowers and bread baking; I hear children laughing and a robin calling its mate. “Excuse me” says a voice: ah! I am standing in someone’s way.