Lilac stars on autumn eve,
bending low to mourn and grieve
the summer past; with thoughtful smile,
shining bright in darkening sky.
Dark weaves a nightmare at awkward angles
And dares the Light to break in.
Dark blinds a viewpoint with tunnel-vision
And obscures all the places you’ve been.
Light strikes a match at the crucial moment
And shines through prison walls;
Light blasts a path to the road not taken
And smiles when Darkness falls…