She looked into the night sky and pondered her place.
Perhaps she was just a gathering of dust on a rocky mote flying through emptiness.
It made her feel small and insignificant,
Refuse of exploded suns long since forgotten in the cosmic background.
If that was it, well, that was still pretty cool.
The fact that her ancestors were ancient suns lightened her soul, and her smile lit up the night.
Cloaked in her beloved darkness, she shivered with excitement
As she peered over her city, watching those far below
Putting fear in the hearts of those trying to hide in the night
Enabling her to sense her prey
“Being a creature of the night, it is an obvious spirit animal.”
“Ah, so you identify as a skunk?”
“That’s not funny, Gordon. Do that one more time and I take back the spotlight.”
Couldn’t start her morning without the stuff
Everyday was a bowl or two of sugary goodness
Really it was also a bowl for lunch, and maybe one for a late night snack
Eventually she realized she was an addict
And tried to quit cold turkey, but that didn’t end well
Locked up after freebasing all the Captain Crunch at Walmart
Flames soared up into the night sky, infusing the area with smoke
It lit up the other campers’ eyes and smiles as they witnessed
Reaching for her guitar, Mary began a new song of praise
Everyone was soon singing along as they shared all shared a spiritual spark
Begging sleep to stay the night
Engaging all my wiles to captivate
Despite that, sleep just took the taxi home leaving me wide awake
Every new beginning has that night before
Veiled in ambiguousness and anonymity
Experience that tonight, and may your tomorrow be ever changed
Cold hands touched his back
He couldn’t help himself. He flinched.
It broke the moment, and after an awkward pause she left
Leaving him alone with only half his plans for the night
Luckily Netflix wasn’t as judgey
Relaxing with her beer, she smiled at her day
Everything had gone wrong with the day
Still, her family was healthy, and they all had food in their tummies
That, and a good night’s sleep, was all they needed to make tomorrow better
Looking for the switch, Maribelle stumbled in the dark
It didn’t get any better when she managed to find it
Giving it a flick did nothing to illuminate the situation
Her worst fears were confirmed, the power was out
That meant she had to fend for herself on this dark night
So when she struck her head on the low hanging beam she was blinded by the …