The Gift

I bask in the light

of my own awakening,

shuddering at the world

that light reveals.

The peace of darkness


The calm of blindness


If you could see

the future,

we asked as kids,

What would you

do with that knowledge?

Stay silent,

I say now.

Stay silent.

There is no


to those who

don’t want to see.

At least the future

is not all that is


At least, there is

a greater


that holds beauty

and joy,

and that, in itself,

in the hands

of my Mother,

is a place

to hold onto



2 comments on “The Gift

  1. ejalvey says:

    Thank you very much.

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