Over the Long Day, Over the Sacred Night

—A Selection from Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity

 

I lost myself

somewhere between

the dawn and dusk.

 

Somewhere,

in serving you

I lost my self-worth.

 

Somewhere,

in trying to survive

I sold what gave the days meaning.

 

Somewhere,

in seeking the truth

I discovered the extent of lies.

 

Somewhere,

while needing your love

I altered myself to gain embrace.

 

Somewhere,

in needing to believe,

I let myself be deceived.

 

Somewhere,

while telling my story to you

your fictions became my biology.

 

Yet somewhere,

sometime…somehow

I found myself

there, in-between

sunset and sunrise.

 

There,

in the dark,

when your light

was no longer upon me,

I could see myself.

 

There,

in the silence

what opened while you slept,

I could hear myself.

 

There,

in the solitude,

detoxified of that need for your touch,

I could feel myself.

 

There,

in the gulf between worlds

where body and Being are in harmony,

I remembered the whole of what I am.

 

There,

in the absence of desperation,

I gave myself the freedom to be

and came to love what lies within.

 

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