Lighten my darkness
Sunlight peeks through the shroud.
Blossoms glimpsed, suspended in the cold,
The briefest of feasts for my weary eyes.
Tighten my resolve
The easy road is calling
Sirens draped in dirt encrusted silk
Empty promises of sweet affection.
Frighten me awake.
Rain, snow, and sleet, hard and fast
A shock of salt and cold quicken my blood.
Flee apathy and all its warmth.
Brighten this valley.
Sparrow songs filter down from the crags
Crusts of bread tasted as I shiver.
Love broken daily for my tired soul.