Sciamachy by Tifa


Sci·am·a·chy noun [sahy-amuh-kee]an act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy.


Like a light bulb. Flicker, flickers on.

Treating myself, like:

I wish you would have. Love.

Everyone reaches for the light switch

When there’s a blackout. 

I know I’m not alone in my habit.

Even though we all know it won’t work out.

There’s just no energy from which to draw

So I count my steps.

To avoid unnecessary shadows.

14 forward.

3 to the left.

Half a step, line it up.

Reach out tentatively

And find my stash.

Grip the glass

Light a candle.

I never even heard the light bulb POP and die

When the power came back on.

The day had already broken and my candle wasn’t even half melted.

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