Shadow Leads to Light

My shadow 

lead me to my light. 

for I wouldn’t have gazed up

if it weren’t for the darkness below

My restlessness

walked me to the path of stillness.

for I wouldn’t have smelled the beautiful roses

if it weren’t for my ankles begging for a reprieve

My loneliness 

shone a light that navigated me home

for I wouldn’t have undusted the mirror

if it weren’t for those nights where I questioned—why me?

My death

released the soul of my rebellion

for I wouldn’t have dared dream

if it weren’t for my mother’s smile, turning into mere powdered memory

All that’s left, 

are light and shadow

dancing in symphony

peacefully hovering with equanimity