an overwhelming glare
blasts through
my fragile spirit

like winters whiteout
this cold cold reality
flurries freely round
the frozen ground
of consciousness

this is the light
that reveals all
discriminating nothing
and obliterating every attempt
at dissent

the universal
ugly truth
of a beautiful lie
gone bad

the sad hero’s journey
to the edge of despair
the endless nightmare
of sanguine expectation

this light
crushes that dank
creeping wickedness
and blinds its carefully crafted
frivolous world
with fear

transformed now
or rather
into the fierce firelight

a ubiquitous flame
burning clean
through every wall
the mind might construct

and scorching my mortal soul
with eternal gratitude