As dark as your first two steps away

By Angela Liu

My eyes were pouring, my sobbing’s as loud as a giant’s and my mind’s overflowing with wild, crazy thoughts. It was as dark as your first two steps away.

Music’s at its highest, confessions to friends and family. Even the silence was revving like a racing car. It’s deafening. It was as dark as your first two steps away.

Alone with machines, balls of tears rolling down my cheeks and the loudest music is totally unheard. As hot as a boiling pot of water were my eyes sending off those hot balls of tears. I can’t even feel the heat but my head freezing! It was like meteors travelling through an enchanted space. It was as dark as your first two steps away.

Thousands of conversations going on in my mind, each one trying to be heard but they all seemed to be unnoticed. It’s so devastatingly cruel, lonely and anxious.

If only you didn’t take the first two steps away.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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