Light

       You are light for the world.
                           —Matthew 5.14

You do not need to fetch it or make it
.          It is in you.

The chaos out there roars, so dark,
         but sit still and listen:

“Let there be light” speaks in your darkness.
         Let it be.

Let it become you. Fill you.
         Ageless, it claims you.

Calm, unworried by what it falls on,
         it radiates peace.

Let it shine in you,
         a simple lamp by the window,

before you bear it
         out into the world
         that needs it so badly.