My silent partner
Mercy, my spiritual master;
compassion, my steady companion;
immediate truth, my bottom line;
love, my silent partner
luring me to listen
anidst the roar of senses,
the provocation and gyrations
for that small, still Presence
that counters every bluster,
colorful, heavy, odious suggestion
indicating I am
a hopelessly alone, utterly lost traveler
without home or safe harbor.
Love, my silent partner,
to turn to in truth and faith
and find the way, comforted and led
subtly from this land of shadows
into the bright, perfect Light.
O child of God, listen with all your heart
to the wisdom of your silent partner.