Split The Night

© by Jay Harden


Split the night
With your splendid laughter
And wake me
From my dreamless weep,
The thousand
Ancient longings for a life
I dare to imagine
And mean to live.
You,
My soul in soft skin
And encouraging eyes.
When I listen,
The world is made right again.
My litter floats away.
And when I hear,
I act again.
The little joys of living
Accumulate once more,
Full of energy,
Breeding enthusiasm.
Split the night
With me,
And I with you.
We will break open
Twin discovery-dreams,
And walk out of our learning
Into the ineffable, glorious present,
Smiling and sharing our fear-free,
Dawn-filled songs.

July 16, 2008
O’Fallon, Missouri