Silent summer night

Porch swing creaks

Crickets chirp

A dog barks

My thoughts join the stars

They leap

They dance

They hesitate

I yawn

Take them to bed

And put them to rest

Until the morning light

Shines bright 

God’s pure love

Spread out

In living color

And the fears

In the dark

Have no place to hide

Now all the steps I learned 

In the dark

Will carry me forward

Into my day