softness like silk,
and with gentleness
crushing the hardest heart.
the past, filled with darkness,
enveloping like a canopy of light
to empty every corridor.
the present, holding shadows,
swaying, gray,and filmy figures
reveal portals of what is yet to come.
the future's brightness,
assured in the token deposited
within the simple vessel of clay.
softness, like silk,
that crushes even the hardest heart