Dusk was settling in; no escape.
In the distance, a wrangle echoed.
Her propinquity with night suddenly ignited.
Like the blackness of pupils fixated forward,
The night called out her name.
An opal moon peered down devotedly.
Transfixed, she glared back at it.
A snake-like sensation crawled through her.
The night; it felt so divine.
Frightening; tantalizing; misinterpreted – a warning unheeded.
Provoked by its charm, she transformed.
With morality shadowed; monstrosity shined through.
The darkness was always so inviting.
Edacity came from within, of course.
The night was not at fault.
Shyla Fairfax-Owen ©