the night

 

silent

and alone

i gaze into the darkness

of approaching

night

 

slowly

specks of light

begin to glimmer

 

soon

i start to feel

their distant call

 

and

for a while

i sit

and stare

and wonder

 

all at once

a pain cuts through my head

i languish

cry an air of loneliness

 

why am i apart

why am i still here

why am i not where i long to be

and what

 

and then i breathe

and feel the night without

within

 

and out i breathe my breath

and in the night

and out

and in

my breath

the night

 

wove now

into my deep drawn breath

the darkness seems a font of hope

it listens to my thoughts

it holds me as i overcome my doubts

it calms in my despair

 

soon i am at ease

as my pores receive

in gratitude

the grazing nearness

of the night air

 

from Charles Schlee, You Come Too, © 2007, 2019

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