After much debate
with myself,

I decided to shine my inner light
out into the world.

I had too few lumens
to cast the faintest shadow.

Under the sun,
I made no difference at all.

Only during storms
did I mark paths for short distances.

For you to see
my inner light’s outward shine

our encounter
must be close enough

for my listening ears
to provide a beacon.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

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