Darkness is your candle

basmalah piccola

fortuny lamp

No matter how fast you run,
your shadow more than keeps up.
Sometimes, it’s in front!

Only full, overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

But that shadow has been serving you!
What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.

I can’t explain this, but it would break
the glass cover over your heart,
and there’s no fixing that.