The ever-present fear
Living in every heart
Stretching every imagination
Scaring every child
Is it innate within us?
Or passed down through generations?
Is it really so dangerous?
Or does the dark make fear come alive?
Yet there is beauty within the terror
Shades of colour within the blackness
Maybe dark is not the antithesis of light
But something to give light meaning
“The deep and lovely dark;
We’d never see the stars without it”