Inside of Darkness a Poem by Trish Hubschman author of the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series and Gayle’s Tales

Inside of Darkness a Poem by Trish Hubschman author of the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series and Gayle’s Tales

Inside of Darkness

By  Trish Hubschman



Something is not right.

I don’t know what’s  going on.

I don’t know where I am.

I think I’m lying down,

concrete beneath me, a floor.

Complete darkness shrouds me

And total silence.

Am I in a grave?

But I’m breathing,

And my heart’s pounding.

I must rise.

Find out what’s going on.


Hello, hello, I call out.

No response.

My voice wasn’t there either.

I take a deep breath.

Reach my arms out,

Then above me.

To see what’s there.


This is good.

Slowly, I sit up and rise to my feet.

One arm stretched before me,

The other stretched to my side.


Still no light or sound.

I inch forward,

Afraid I might fall,

Crash into something.

But there’s nothing around me,

Just total darkness

And deafening quiet.

My panic is rising.

But no, I chide myself,

Calm down, calm down.

I take some deep breaths.

It doesn’t help.


I ignore my fears and plunge forward.

It’s not easy,

But I must.

My hand hits on something,

A wall, yes.

It is wet and slippery, slimy.

I cringe, but don’t pull away. [t.

I need that wall to guide  me.

I stop momentarily,

Take a deep breath,

Glance around.

I still can’t see or hear.


I take a step forward,

Then another

And another.

Finally, the wall drops off.



I nearly fall

I can’t allow myself to.

I catch myself.

More nothingness lies before me.

But I move forward.

I hit something hard.

I smile.

It’s a door.


My hands run up and down it,

Searching for a knob.

Bright light slips from beneath it

The door is vibrating.

Sound exists on the other side,

I find the knob with slippery hands,

I tug and it opens,

Flying wide.

Brilliant light blinds me.

Music so loud its deafening.

Someone is approaching  me.

This time my scream is audible.



Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series: Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game, Uneasy Tides, and Gayle’s Tales.

Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is deaf-blind and lives in South Carolina with her husband, Author Kevin Hubschman, and their dog, Henry.


Visit Trish on her Author Website here.

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  1. Trish Hubschman Reply
    April 28, 2024

    It can be seen as a orror sztory. It gives me the willies. It can also be looked at deeper. Maybve it’s saying something.

    1. I’d say it has a deeper meaning, but that’s for you to determine and divulge.
      In any case, it’s a good one.

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