Decisions

What is darkness?

Soft and slippery between my skin

It offers me strength

For what?

I don't know

The Devil blindsides me with power

Offering all I could want

Whispering softly in my ear:

'Once in a lifetime...'

'Only one chance...'

'Time won't wait...'

'Choose now...'

Darkness...

Why not?

In the distance,

A childhood friend calls to me

Asking for my help

I scoff and turn away

I can feel the darkness calling to me

I step into it and turn

Offering my hand to my childhood friend

I speak the words

But I already know the answer

Though in the back of my mind

I secretly hope for a yes

I would just like to know

"Will you come?"

I wake up in the middle of the night, cool sweat blinding me. Wiping off my eyes and looking out the window, I gaze in awe as massive chunks of rock, tree, and wood fly into a large black hole in the sky. My island is being torn apart piece by piece. Throwing on my shoes, shirt, and gloves, I walk outside and gaze into the sky as I walk closer to the hole. A small drop of darkness drifts onto my shirt but does nothing. Cautiously, I pick it up, but feel nothing. I take a glove off and hold it in between my fingers. It's cool and slick like water and it twirls and twists softly between my fingers. I press harder and it disappears into my body. For a split second, power surges through me! It was like being hit by a lightning bolt, but knowing you could command it! It felt good, but I still wonder. Why have I not been sucked in as well? Where did it come from? What's happening to my island? Walking to the other side of the island, I can see our rafts slowly being sucked into the darkness. The thin ropes tethering them to the island finally snap and the boats, like my island, fly into oblivion. But, I don't care. I don't care that I spent weeks planning and building with my friends, only to have it go up in smoke. I don't care that my island is being destroyed by the second. I just feel...curious. I walk across the mini bridge connecting the main isle to a small island plateau, the epicenter of the destruction. As I walk closer to the darkness, I can feel the power growing. The strength of the darkness is overwhelming! Standing under the black hole, I see a large patch of darkness is spreading on the the small island. I feel as if the darkness is speaking to my heart, telling me to step in. I don't know how, but I know this is a way off the island, to explore knew worlds! It all seems so perfect; if I step into the darkness, I'll receive power, adventure! All that I had ever dreamed of ever since I was a kid! But, Sora, Kairi, my friends and family will all be left behind. Torn, I see Sora running up to me asking me about Kairi. I turn around and gaze into the darkness. I make my decision, this is a once in a life-time chance. I choose the darkness. With the Devil's hand on my shoulder, guiding me to the center of the black patch of island, I allow Sora one chance. I stretch out my hand as the darkness envelopes me, inviting him to come along. He looks down and doesn't move. With one last look around my island, the darkness slowly surrounding me, I realize my question has been answered... "Will you come?" By his actions... "No..." Though my heart is ravaged with guilt and sorrow, I show my 'friend' complete indifference. With a smile and a depressed chuckle, I lie into the darkness, wishing my outward expressions reflected my heart. The darkness surrounds me, filling my nose, throat, and lungs. The darkness seeps into eyes and ears, deafening me to Sora's cry. I can't breath, I can't hear, I can't see, but I don't panic, I don't try to scream, I'm not scared. The darkness injects me with unlimited power and I can feel it coursing through me. I am strong! But...is my heart?

A/N: This is something I've been thinking about doing for a while. I'm not very good at poetry but this was an attempt. :/ I'll get the next chapter of Highway Blues up tomorrow or Sunday. Please tell me what you guys think of this though.