Sometimes when it’s raining hard at night,
Cold wind swirling leaves upon the yard,
I think I hear you out there
Walking on the path.
I run outside and shine a light,
But dark has swallowed you.
Though I search until I’m soaked,
I only find where you are not.
Should I place a candle in the window,
Just in case you come again—
Leave the door unlocked,
Towel for you to dry yourself?
With you, I’m trying to find my way.
You are the one who lights my days.
In empty rooms, I find you everywhere.
With each prayer, you are closer than my words.
The only thing I ask of you—-
Lighten my darkness where I dwell.
Tend my pain and soothe me.
Hold me at morning with your love.