In Black and Light


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A candle to push back the darkness, but the tricky thing is

that as light comes it burns,

burns the imperfections away–ashes left behind.

Can I not have the illumination without the pain?

The process?

If I could have light without burning,

I would,

I could, but

fire doesn’t work that way.

To my mind


to my black heart


Light of the world, come.

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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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