Harvesting Light

Darkness all around
And it’s not even night
Oh harvesting light
It’s so hard to see
So hard to pick the fight
Oh harvesting light
Looking for the moments
When the light
Comes breaking through
Sometimes it’s from
Another heart
Sometimes it’s from you
So you keep it in a safe place
That’s all you can do
Oh harvesting light

So much love and comfort
Hiding in plain sight
Oh harvesting light
I hear voices calling
For permission to be right
Oh harvesting light
Looking for the moments
When the eyes are open wide
And even in the darkness
Gather all we need inside
The tiny spark of living
Learned from those who died
Harvesting light

Living without distance
No width or depth or height
Oh harvesting light
Illumination rises
Beyond just black and white
Oh harvesting light
Looking for the moments
When the darkness briefly clears
Washed away like used up days
By salty diamond tears
When the light of reason
Briefly shines
Upon our humdrum fears
Oh harvesting light

We think we see an answer
But it isn’t quite
Oh harvesting light
Still we hold it closely
Still we hold it tight
Oh harvesting light
Looking for the moments
When it makes a kind of sense
When the fog of history’s traded
For the simple present tense
When the holy and the godless
Give up all pretense
Oh harvesting light