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Holly Lyn Walrath

Darkness & Light

Published Jul 2, 2019 · 922 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 2 views

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This is a repost of a guest blog I wrote for the Horror Writer's Assocation. We don’t set out to write a “dark” poem. I think we purveyors of darkness simply see the world around us with a bit more clarity. We see the dark side of reality and unreality for what it is. We are looking for the abyss because we want to look into its body and find the truths that are hidden there...


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I was freezing cold staying in the tent cabins in Half Dome (formerly Curry) Village in Yosemite Valley with my dad who was there for work, so I got up and drove around the valley at 6 am. There’s been lots of fires in the area and the valley was filled with this thick smoke. Stopped at a turnout near Tunnel View and shot this photo - I really love the symmetry of it and the smooth gradients the smoke produces.