Two Darknesses

Two Darknesses

Two darknesses are known
which, in truth, reveal light.

Here is the darkness that is
the absence of light.

Here is the darkness that is
the blinding by light.

Through the first,
your light dims.

It dims until
you see the second.

The second ignites,
too brilliant for your eyes,

until you know
and are known only by night

as the beacon that the light,
so blinding, has made

consuming you in fire,
until you are no light

of yours, but His light
for those still in darkness.