When darkness stole

I tried to play the modest spark
igniting candles in your mind

but frigid winds
extinguished flames.

You wandered out
the rusted gates

where I became the firefly
to glitter in your dismal field.

An absent dawn
you noticed most.

And so the beacon I became
with radiance enduring dusk.

Your eyes embraced
vacated skies.

The lodestar there, yes, that was me
to lead you from the shadowed path.

The vaster void
consumed your view.

Aspiring to find your sight
tonight I send you all my light

a blazing quasar to observe
across your inner universe

to testify I will be here
that you were never once alone

companioned past a worldly thought
with clarity you often sought

before, beside, beneath, above,
beyond condition:

selfless love.

Quasar © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 22, 2020

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