POEM ~ canaries in the void

peering from the void within
I see the dark illuminate the truth
a paradox that makes no sense
until you’ve been there for yourself

I’d never wish this on yourself
to see the darkness in the void
just ask someone who’s been there first
and trust they say the sooth

canaries in the coal mine know
a darkness dwells within
and they can speak your language
if you listen to the din

ask a junkie or a pothead
what they smell about the world
and listen with your heart outstretched
to their message from the void

the broken know the answers, see
if we hear them well enough
illuminating darkness
from the truth within the void