Open your arms, I have returned -
Reluctant - to your embrace.
There is nowhere - save this place -
For me to go; though I do not
Call you friend - long ago you took
Me in - (an undesirable refugee) -
Soon familiarity made us
"Commonplace" - and each forgot
The other's face.
How easily one's eyes become
Accustomed to the dark!
How long did that little spark
Linger, waiting, for me to be
Aware - to notice it there - and know
Who opened the door,
Dispelled the night?
Turned my eyes to the bright,
Beckoning day - led me away from you?
How gaily I followed - Joy - Beauty -
Everywhere! Was anything
Made to compare with this?
Bliss was my own -
But you waited - always I've known
That soon all must return -
Gone - gone is the light!
Here I am - prodigal dark -
Come back to night. Embrace me -
This time to hold me tight -
Never again let me have sight!