Alone in the dark

Alone in the dark

Sat, 07 Oct 2017

Cold air

colder winds

and a new moon

sort of night


a great wide wreck

of stars above --

a sidereal masterpiece

of shimmering

and immortal intricacies


on a single side

of the inkish horizon

an amber arc

wavers interminably,

carving into the dark


but here beside and beneath

a shifting oaken tree

the night soaks

and saturates,

left alone

with only

the beat of a heart

and a soft susurration


the dark is





while the weight of years

has suddenly become

prodigious and painful