“Mother and Child” © DL Polonsky


The Dark Abyss

Maybe jumping into the abyss
Wouldn’t be the best choice,
but definitely, it would be…
the right thing to do at that moment.

That abyss – deep and dark.
You could see how lonely was,
-there- inside.
But nothing would make me stop!
The darkness was calling me in,
and there was nothing that wouldn’t
make me jump in.

That deep hole – The deepest I’ve ever seen.
It was not deeper than the hole in my soul,
but it was almost as cold.
A similar sensation called me in
and unfortunately, I had to get in.

Sorry to the ones who trusted me
and those who wished me to breathe
I wasn’t as strong as I wished I could be,
But instead, I was very, VERY, weak;
As the demons wished everyone had to be.
I believed I could’ve achieved everything, and
In fact,
wrong I was not.
But the only thing I achieved was that
LONG, DEEP, and DARK abyss
That dominated my rights and dreams.


Laura Klein is just a young adult from Brazil. She’s been connected with arts since she was inside her mother’s womb, but insecurity has always dominated. Now, she’s fighting against it and starting to believe that her creations, most of them, from the emotionally dark period she passed, are good enough to be shared with others worldwide. Enjoy it!

DL Polonsky is a Boston area artist, writer, and filmmaker. His caricatures have appeared in The Boston Herald and His written work includes the children’s book The Letter Bandits from T.B.W. Books.