We've got to ease our way into the light

'We've got to ease our way into the light', she said

A throwaway comment while I was making the bed

And the sun sneaking in through cracks around the curtains

Gets washed away in tides of incandescent bright


I smear the sleep from closed eyelids

And remember how hot revelation burns like tears

How truth is a blanket that must be pulled off slowly

How cold and prickly it can be in the naked discomfort of intruding dawn


Time is a grace

The vast distance from imperfection to a better man

Is a journey of small steps

perhaps to be savoured one sip at a time


Are warm and smell like lemon in my hand-cupped mug

Are perhaps all there is before the lights go out

And I sleep


Some final night

Dave Von Bieker

Dave Von Bieker, 11243 85 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5B 3C6, Canada

Dave Von Bieker lives at the intersection of art, faith, hope and love. He has 2 great kids, a fantastic wife, and a mostly good dog. He plays red guitars and drives red cars.