(jann castor, february 1999)

Tonight is a night of light and darkness.
I come to you spirits, asking.

I have lived both: ignorance and enlightenment
which is that led me to peace?

I have no shadows in me
and the light is like a burning glare

heaven's design is the root of the tree
that's why the upward movement
springs from the shadow
and it's the only way it has always befallen

The darkness before the light?

And in between the moments of doubts.

I don't understand.
What if there is gray and blue in between?

They are the moments of knowing.

Is it that simple?

The simplest is least visiblble
you have been blind seeking beyond simplicity.

Is there a boundary beyond which
one seeks no answers?

You seek and you find.
That is what I know.