The Light In You

I don’t know you
You don’t know me
Live different lives
Dream different things

After the places, all the faces
All the wonders of the world I have seen
I believe, I believe

The light in you
Is the light in me
Longer I live
Deeper I believe
Closer we stand
The brighter we will be
The light in you
Is the light in me

There was a time
Thought I was alone
Now looking back
I was so wrong

I thought the world
Was full of strangers, full of dangers
Full of everything lonely closed eyes see
But somewhere in the darkness where my heart is
Love threw a spark and set a fire to me
Now I see

The light in you
Is the light in me
The longer I live
The deeper I believe
The closer we stand
The brighter we will be
Oh the light in you
Is the light in me

The longer I live
The deeper I believe
The light in you
The light in you
That the light in you
Is the light in me

© Johnny Reid

Narrow Daylight

I’m confused, how I could have mistaken
Trash for treasure?—that musty storm
Overshadowed the dawn’s soft harvest.

I chase fruition’s elusive form.

Dawn’s clouds cast shadows ~
Last night’s moonlight boarded a train
Whereupon my true name paints portraits,
A tear and a smile, pleasure and pain.

Thought I saw a miracle in the mirage
Whereupon clinging and aversion bloom;
Those alluring photoshopped branches
Flicking déja vu in my empty room.

I’ve awakened ∴ I had not mistaken

Hope’s endurance wings on the tender wren,
My true name’s portrait masterpiece
Fills the jar of jasmine ink’s pen.