Ben.. now this is what I'm talking about (lol) I totally get this and though I am petrified of the dark for reasons not many people understand it brings a much better comfort than having to open up the curtains, the door and even ourselves to the world and people around us or even better than having to go out and face the stupidity of the world we now live in.. social anxiety (well any anxiety) is a beeeeeeeep!!
Instantly added to my favorites. If no one nominates this tomorrow before i can i will.
Holy crap Ben. The metaphor is perfect here. Love the title so much because it could mean so many things. You don't really know until you read the poem itself. In my mind it could be the world, or the title could mean through the eyes of a child talking about the place they live, depression etc. Then you get to the poem..
And to me you are talking about the world outside metaphorically. There is not a lot of imagery per se, but me being me i can see someone who is living with anxiety and or depression closing the curtains and feel that sigh of relief wash through their body. It really is a great metaphor because the world we live in now is very dark. And we all have to protect ourselves and be our own light.