Mercy on All
Light pierces my darkest room.
A crevice permits admittance,
Betrays the sunray’s presence
And the stranger dispels my mind’s gloom.
My spirit lifted, my body takes flight.
I break the barriers and head outside.
How is it that now I’m blinded
By what just gave me life?
I recoil, retract; return to darkness.
How can I withstand the truth of my condition?
To see my life… better to close my eyes
And live with demons.
A wind pushes the shutters open
I cry for mercy, courage as light caresses
With untouched kindness.
Nothing can live in the fire that sustains life.
And veiled from view light pierces my darkest hour.