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Journal #4, Prompt #2: Safe

When you were younger

but less scared

and less scarred

your closet

was something to avoid.


There’s monsters in there.

But you never believed

and were more interested

in the world outside

of that dark place.


But now

a sweet sigh of relief.

Basking in the musk

the emptiness

of your dormitory closet.


There are no monsters.



and enveloping warmth

rough paint under your fingertips

and darkness.


Feel your heart slow

a calm and restful beat.

You’re safe here.