Gift of the Night




I gazed into the mirror, and

Saw the face of God.

Enraptured by its beauty,

I lost myself completely.


With loving kindness, God

Breathed upon the mirror,

Misting the reflection of myself,

Showing me the deeper way of seeing.


Abandoned to the night,

I stumbled through the darkness,

The substance of my shadow self dissolving

Into the moonlight of God's grace.


God continues watching,

Guiding this translucent self, back

To the mirror, where less obstructed than before,

I see the face of God, my face.