To Love

To love
is to follow darkness
within you toward
its source, is to learn to see it
as shadow caused by light
and not as a scattering
of huge gray boulders
and smaller stones
impeding you. To love

is to see those shadows as 
signposts on your way
to Light, as shapes to be
learned and appreciated
for what they are; not 
to remove them, as they give
you context and heft,

but to step over and around them
or scale them as needed; 
to use them as platforms
from which to view Light
within you.  To love, then,

is to journey across. To
work a path toward.  To keep
a blank map within, and then
to fill it in.

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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