Dearest one, do you think you can tell
True love from the well,
What’s real from your pride?
Can you tell when the tamer, that dark lust for comfort
Whips you back to familiar,
Grips your soul with his game?
Do you get a strange chill,
When that old ghoul, he enters?
Stops your heart through suggestion,
Guards your shame with his charm?
Did he get you to trade in
Your best gifts for sand?
Fill your glove with his hand?
Lure you into his web?
Laughing at what you could be
Lays your dreams down
Stabs the heart of your true love
Then grins his way through her funeral
This pain binds us too close together
And we lose hope someone can fill us
But tell me, my dear ones,
What peace is in your house?
Oh, my friend, you don’t fit through that door
Please don’t shrink for that hall
Please don’t drown in that well
Will you tear down those guards now,
And turn from pleasures that trap you?
Walk through fire that burns you?
Take off masks that feel safe?
Won’t you spill all your secrets
And lay your prize down?
Trade your house for the heavens,
Swap your cave for cosmos
Will you be breath of heaven
In every cell, every atom?
Can you become the heartbeat
Of all the life there is?
If I could, love, then I would free you
Let you see your true potential
I’d spread you like stardust
Through skies of endless day