This I know to be true:
even when the darkness seems to swallow you whole -
when you can't smile
you can't get out of bed
and pain grabs your body
light still dwells in you.
you may not see it because you have your eyes screwed shut
fiercely squeezing out everything you fear
but I know it glows inside you.
nothing in the universe can extinguish your light.
fog and night may hide it
but it burns within you.
some day you will open your eyes to a dazzling dawn
you will breathe in as if for the first time
and you will feel as if this world has always been here
waiting for you
to be you.