Stellar Chariot

By Arun Neelakandan

Addressing Scotophobia

My submission for the poetry competition “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” in 2014:

I am faster than light
But none give me credit
I am the black canvas
On which you see the crescent
Meant to be together
The dirt to your shovel
I seek space as treasure
Modest, and ever so humble
Let me be clear: I am your friend
I am not your chief nemesis
I am meant to crawl into all crevices
From epilogue to genesis