The Darkness

I have lived the darkness,
eyes shutting out even
the hope of hope.

The pit of it all, the lowest
point of the lowest point
means running so far away
from Jesus that you circle.

You circle and you find yourself
only a sliver of a distance
from the very spot where you began,
and light is there.

Light is only an inch from you.
Light is within reach, but the darkness
is deceiving; it is wrapping
itself around your face and shutting
closed your eyes.

The darkness
is a trickster. He doesn’t want
for you to know
the truth.


*originally published on Middle Places


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