For so many years I wandered Through the night With your sister Selene, Laughing and smiling: A grim facade So no one would question me. Her cold moonlight Allowed my charade to go unnoticed.
Little did I know that you, My very own Helios, Were floating through my night unseen On the flat underbelly of the earth.*
Then without warning I saw your other sister Eos. She taunted me With the first of your rays, Giving me a glimpse Of what it meant to walk in your light. Snatches of the impending dawn Teased me with their muted hues.
Suddenly, you in your golden chariot Peeked just over the horizon I tried to flee west; Afraid to believe The warming rays emanating From you could be real. I tried to uproot the gleaming tendrils From my jaded heart But I couldn't outrun the sun.
So I gave up trying. I turned to face you. I kept my eyes closed at first, Cautiously Letting the radiance of your being Illuminate the damaged corners; The scars of my aura Layed bare before your brilliance.
And still you came.
So I opened my eyes And saw that every scar, Every damaged piece of my spirit Was made beautiful Before your smoldering gaze.
*Joyously I took your outstretched hand Now I wander with you Through the painted mesa skies From cloud to cloud In a leaping pirouette Never to allow the night To take residence in my heart again.