How Dark is Dark Enough?

How dark is dark enough?
Dark like your kohl lined eyes
Or dark like the clouds on a rainy night
For both have the power to save lives
Both can cause havoc with all their might

How dark is dark enough?
Dark like the echoing wails of a raped woman
Or dark like the scurrilous yelps of the culprit
For both have lost the essence of being human
Both in a renewed search, of a slut, a slit.

How dark is dark enough?
Dark like the ideas in my impious brain
Or Dark like the sea nine fathom deep
For both lay dormant, unexplored, behind a curtain
Both can bring a tsunami as you lay asleep

How dark is dark enough?
Dark like the tears of a martyr’s mother
Or dark like the first drops of rain
For both will bring momentary joy to other
Both will be lost in the deluge, pain

How dark is dark enough?
Dark like the hour just before the dawn
Or dark like the first hours of the night
(Perhaps there is no answer)
For both miss the Sun by just a whisker
None is never dark enough to nibble the light.

P.S. Special thanks to Kriti for the last two stanza and in general, as well. 😛

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