I lived in darkness

I wrote in darkness

I saw myself in darkness

Everything seemed ugly


Until that tiny shaft of light seeped in

Until it illuminated all around me


Colours burst to life

Breathing in light

Changing hues

Dancing to new tunes


Beauty seeped in

From places I didn’t know existed


Words seemed afresh

Meaning anew

Words seemed optimistic

After eons of pessimism


Lights sang a song unheard

Lights wreathed the room in a new found love


All I needed to do was switch on the light

All I needed to do was let it in

All I needed to do was change my angle

And the light did the rest for me!