Darkness doesn’t need power.

It lives on minimal effort.

A void of nothing, it costs nothing.


But light, has a price.

A lighter burns fuel.

A flashlight takes batteries.

The sun burns hydrogen.


Kindness is a light.

It costs something.

Risk of rejection.

Risk of disappointment.

Potential emotional damage.


Maybe there are people who have only seen darkness.

Energy has not been spent on them.

In the darkness of a vast concrete vault,

a lit candle may seem bright.


Perhaps it is time to shine.


Copyright © 2017 Zachary W Gilbert

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