i walk with you into the storm

i walk with you into the storm

 darkness and heat gather and stumble,
 fork-lightning-flashes shatter and scatter
 across sky,
   across water.

fresh cracks of thunder fade into the
deep rumbling silence:

i shrink under your eyes

 like sunlight in daybreak, gentle and focused;
   through the clouds always, tiny water droplets

in dance: suspend, float, bend
unconditional light shining through the eternity
of space between your closed fingers

eyes, doors shut.
through windows cracked and stained
as armour:

light intense as love.