Ummon's "Everyone has his own Light"

The shortest day:
dark in the morning
dark in the afternoon.

Outside some skeletons
are playing in the snow.
Their bones must be cold,
so very cold – and yet
they're eager for us
to join their game.

"Come out of the shadows!
Come down to the gate!
Everyone is welcome here.
Everyone has his own light."

Richard von Sturmer
The Hands and Eyes of Kannon
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