Sweet Darkness

Fire frames the heavens,

inscribing “Glory!” in the sky.  You,

in an eternal instant illumine earth and

we see grace lurking in corners, and

peace hiding in the alleyways, and

hope about to spring on us

from behind its hunting blind;

courage stalking us from its perch.


All is clear for this

luminous moment, and then,

again, sweet darkness.


We fall into that

Mystery encompassing

even light with love.