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Things in the Dark

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Quiet. Harmless. Pure. Unseen. This can describe so many things in our lives. Just because we are not aware of them, does not mean that they are not there. Most things go unnoticed. Like how we didn’t notice that guy holding the door for us, or that girl that smiled at us, or maybe even that other guy sitting all alone, secretly hoping someone would come say hi to him, or even to notice him. We never seem to pay attention to any of these things, and we think they don’t matter.

Now, there are more things out in the world that we definitely do not notice, even when we try to. These things that we have no clue are there, are things that are hiding in the dark, lurking, following us home. These things are not seen in the daylight, nor the dark. They are excellent at hide and seek, and never being found. They are amazing at being sure not to say a word to us. And they are fantastic at watching our every move.

That weird feeling that we get, that someone is watching us, or lurking in the dark behind buildings, or in the distant darkness. That feeling we get, but then tell ourselves that we are overthinking and are going crazy. It’s not a crazy thought that there is someone there. It’s not just another moment when we think we are overthinking. There are things watching us. There are things in the dark. There are things that are never found by us.

The strange thing about these things is that they won’t hurt us. They are there to make sure we are okay. They are there so we are not completely alone. They are there for our protection. But it’s nice to think that you’ll never leave their sight…

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