dark light


When the darkness is thick
so thick you can grab it
like the darkest night
like tar and pitch dripping away from wood

don’t curse the darkness

Light a candle
light a light

Small as it might be
light it

Light a light
of love
of hope
of tolerance
of understanding
of truth
of justice
of hands reaching out to the one standing next to me

As the flame of the candle
flickers and dances
painting shadows on our faces
in turn we all look
red
black
white
yellow
with stripes
or without
all human
all with equal worth
equal dignity
created equal

Let me take your hand
and walk by your side
let us hold the candle together

Like you,
I am
jewish, muslim, christian, black, white, red, yellow,
handicapped, able-bodied, queer, straight,
female, male, weak, strong – and everything inbetween.

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