Though she once,
At the moment of her birth,
Shone with immeasurable light,
Unadulterated, unremitting, unashamed
Breaking the barriers of time and space
Wide-eyed emerging into that very first day
Unwrapping the shadowed arms of the other side
Though she proclaimed
I am here!
Like the brightest star,
Speaking with her spirit alone
Having not yet lost
The language of God
Though she was at that moment
Lifted into her place
Embraced by vast, light-laden arcs
Cast just right
A speck of hope within the wide
Galaxy of life
Though she emerged bright
She plunged through a darkness that stole it all
Light years of cold
Voices that battered the
Of her soul
Until one day
At the edge of some endless abyss
She turned and tried to find her own star amongst the farthest
Reaches of the night sky,
Eyes seeking in the black,
And at last perceived the faintest glow,
A tiny spark from so many, many years ago,
A remnant of a little girl she once knew.
But the pain is just too far
And the cruel wind slaps at her reaching arms
And so she just steps back and lets herself fall
Away from the light.
Away from it all.
For my mom, for me, for all. How the darkness can carry us so far. Away. I still believe we were born of light, once.