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  • Tehani Chandrasena

Let Light In

No light seeps in through this airtight box.

Its four walls suffocate me.

I need to break through.

Let some light in, let some air in.

I crave bright lights and big cities,

Embedded now in the back of my brain

Like some distant memory.

This darkness is beginning to blow out my fire.

I can hear the world outside this box.

Sounds of waves crashing over the shore,

That 80’s song

Mum plays on repeat.

How I long to see those waves kiss the shores,

The radio that played all night long.

I can feel the walls around me

Consume me like a flame.

One day I’ll look at these walls

And not just look,

But break them down.

Let light in.