A dark (k)night
I rise to give it company;
We talk about numerous things,
As it gazes amorously at me.
Why dogs bark all night,
Why lone riders zoom away,
Why streetlights stay on,
Why stars twinkle as bright as day.
Why breaths don’t pause,
Why lovers chat all night long,
Why mice scamper through doorways,
Why snores resound like a gong.
Why quilts stay warm,
Why the radio sings on,
Why sleepers doing somersaults
Don’t fall down.
The moon was mute as I ranted questions silly,
“Come now baby”, she said, “what’s the worry?”
I smiled at the wisdom of the queen of dusk,
Her words so soft, perfumed with musk.
It was true, I admit, that I had had a fight,
A fight over egos, a fight about who’s right.
A fight coz love’s inadequate,
A fight coz trust is misplaced,
A fight coz peace and care are gone,
A fight coz affection’s erased.
That don’t mean it’s easy, that don’t mean you move on,
It means sleepless nights, and teary, ugly dawn.
As the moon hugs me with its twilight and kisses my head,
I pray to God, and go to bed.
It’s been 2 hours as I strolled pensively,
120 minutes as I weep defensively.
I still can’t sleep, but there’s something I know,
God’s with me in a million ways,
And I know there will be a new tomorrow...
Keep the faith!