Comes full circle, thank goodness…
Goodbye, Blue Sky, JAcW Photography©
it is the longest of nights
and there is comfort in
this blanket of black.
it reminds me that we were all once
beholden to it.
i honor this darkness.
when i paint
i start with a black canvas.
when i write
i start with a black page.
i bring in one pinpoint of light at a time
and as your eyes adjust to one,
i bring in another.
soon there’s cohesion in
the daubs of illumination
on canvas, on page, and
if you step back—if you see the whole
of what I raise from my depths—
you’ll feel the warmth of the sun
as it brings your skin
to life with its
promise of dawn.
but first, always—
i honor the dark.
work in progress: poems and dialogues