the long dark night.
You have arrived once more,
quickly greeting me with your familiar sights and fears and anticipations.
I eagerly embrace you as I stand at your threshold,
filled with the overwhelming dread which you cast over me.
I recall memories of uneasiness which I have beheld while in your arms.
You bring anxiety when you envelop me and yet I long for you to never go away.
I know you will drift into the days of long light and only then will I anticipate your return.