Artificial Light

They both have warmth—
the two sources
of your illumination.
One has given you
a kind of promise
by showing up every day
proving to be reliable,
predictable,
something you can sink
the teeth of your trust into.
The other
you can turn on and off
as easily as flipping a switch
depending on your need
to live in shadow.
This one too, is reliable,
patient for your desire—
always waiting in the dark
for your sun to go down.

DeMaris Gaunt
5-2-15

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