They flood your dreams and wakeful hours
Drown your heart
As the hard world whirrs and purrs out there
Sweeping you up in rip-ridden streams
Far from home.
Under clearer skies you loved and searched
Now blank black
Where once were stars and twinkling
No more lights
Barren backdrop for your broken vows
Guilt penned opaquely on an empty place
Far from cheap.
And morning comes up fresh and sprinkling
Upon a lifetime’s stains that only flicker
In the dark
Take a few more unsteady steps ahead
While the sunshine shrouds the shame
Far from sight.