The darkness that you find yourself now in
is like the darkness that surrounds a seed,
the one from which a new life will begin,
a darkness you resent and yet you need.
You yearn for days when you felt you were part
of something larger, branching in the sun,
and fear that you can only fall apart
and wish for light though now you can see none.
But if you probe the darkness, you will find
the light you felt you had forever lost
and not look to the life you left behind
nor hate that into darkness you were tossed:
within the darkness, you can take deep root,
and reach to light and bear from it much fruit.
Mario A. Pita