I am the peace you feel in your soft bed in the evening
and the warmth of the room that loftily surrounds you.
I am the food you eat when you feel yourself rumble
and the bulbs that come on when you turn on the tube.
I am the blinds that keep you from the horrors of today
and the terrifying scope of the world of tomorrow.
I am the safety you feel from the dangers outside
and the warmth that prevents you from sorrow.
I am the danger, the fighter unseen
and the silence when there’s hidden plight.
Yes, I am the darkness, the strength, and the shadows,
and you, in return, are the light.