Before Dark

She is not sure
if there are others of her kind
She imagines there must be

looking ahead She sees
the atmospheric window open up
the Earth is enjoying a cool evening

She strides with the
turning Earth
sometimes a little faster
sometimes a little slower
Her cape is midnight blue
it shimmers soft
in particles of light
cheating over the horizon

majestic and grim is Her face
proud, lonely
duty-bound

I walk with Her
and She tells me
I don’t owe anything
to the sky anymore
there are going to be stars
and likely a moon
but nobody is watching

it can be time for lingering looks
for dancing with bodies
loose as the wind
a time for kisses
that last too long
no reason for regrets
and then the peace of sleep

but if you don’t want that
She doesn’t judge

when I can no longer
keep pace with Her
She says
the night forgives
and Lady Dusk
pulls the dark night
like a blanket over
my head

8 thoughts on “Before Dark

    1. Hey mak! Good to see you. I’ve been doing little else but parenting, working, and writing poetry on Twitter. lol It’s my newest obsession! Been feeling more creative as a result. It’s been nice!

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          1. Schools were closed & at the moment we got a bit of funds to start the dormitory work & build two classrooms.
            As one ignorant of the news, I can’t say much but we receive news of new infections & deaths daily. I think we have reached 100k case numbers, about 1k dead .

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