Just before…

Some say
that it is always darkest
before the dawn.
This morning,
ahead of the sunrise,
I saw the sky emerging
through a filter of pink
and soft whites.
Even as the night ebbed
I could see with clarity
that inside the darkness
was no hidden danger
or mystery
but only myself.


Nocturnal Truth

It gets dark

and I think about

all the times

it got dark


but a darkness inside

where light never shines.

I can see that time


and turn my face

back towards the light.

I am unarmed

and unafraid

in this newer light.

When it gets dark now

I can simply surmise

that the sun

has set.