Close your eyes and go back
far back to those prenatal
times when your world was warm
and liquid and dark, and all that
you heard was the heartbeat of
a mother’s love
Go back, and remember there
was comfort in the dark.
Reach down, deep; go deep beyond
the sandy layers of the soil; smell the
fertility that abounds.
Go deep, and know there is
Life in the dark.
Move beyond, stretch your mind
beyond the centuries of illusion,
embrace the dark, sweet savor of
your race, like newly ripened fruit.
Open your mind, to the beauty of the dark.