Countdown to Darkness

by Carl Scharwath

Translucent and awake 

Lost in broad daylight. 

The sun will vanish 

Flickering, unseeing. 

Blurring at the edges 

Darkening, hesitant  

And shinning curious. 

The light evanesces 

In a trace of sadness. 

For how long  

Will a stranger stop 

In a different light 

As the end announced. 

Looking for landmarks 

Talking to himself 

At the edge 

Of the world. 

Insanity feels good.


Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography (His photography was featured on the cover of 6 journals.) Two poetry books ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press) and ‘Abandoned’ (ScarsTv) have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine, poetry editor for TL Publishing Group, a competitive runner and 2nd degree black-belt in Taekwondo.