How long has it been?

I forget with the flashes of light and sounds that pass through me

like rain through the clouds


ten years

a smile seems to mark its territory across my face 

where once only nothing stood 

a new mountain has erupted and broken through the brood

how long has it been

I now sit in a lightened room 

I can actually feel the heat of the sun warm my core and fill me



how long has it been?

too long sitting in the shadow of me

cast down by uncertainty and fear

too long 

how long no longer matters 

all I need now is a chance 

a glimmer

a way to express the light that has filled me 

a way to let the light shine in others


how long has it been?

too long



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