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Mercy on All

Updated on April 23, 2017
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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.

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