as She takes my hand
and leads me down a
with blinding darkness
and loud silence
but She continues to pull me along
the hallway gets
and the dread spreads throughout my whole body until it turns into panic and i start to shake
as the world outside the small tunnel gets more and more distant and muffled
and i can only focus on Her.
and i can’t
until i hear a calm but concerned voice from the outside world break through the walls.
“hey, are you okay?”
i snap out of my state of anxiety and meet the familiar eyes of my friend,
as my heart rate starts to go back to normal.
i pause as the friend’s words finally register in my mind.
“...yeah, just a little nervous.”
the friend takes my hand, the same way She did, but with a much kinder and warmer touch,
off the ground
as Her voice
and is replaced by the familiar-sounding,
“come on, you’ll be fine.”