18 Mar 2016

Ode to Night

Even when you fall completely down, 

muffling the music of light and closing shut the sky.

Even when you pull your dark curtains around me and

tighten your black long braid upon my soul,

you never fail to turn bright your twinkling stars.

Dear Night, 

I should never have wanted to hasten your leaving. 

I should have been braver when you invited me to see

my true reflection in the frightening depth of your endless black well. 

Dear Night, 

Thank you for safeguarding my weakness, my smallness and my secrets.

Thank you for your steadfastness, in the face of ever-changing volatile mornings you stayed dark but true. 

and thank you for the moon.