When you’ve become as blackened as I have,

you try to hide from the light

because it will reveal you for who you are.

But the light is the best place to be

for once your character is made known

you can begin to undo your past mistakes.

The light will open your eyes to what you’ve done

and in so doing, will allow you to rub them clean

and start anew in your illuminated understanding.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: “The Light” by Jacqueline Barrett-

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