Dusk and Dawn

April 25, 2018
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The haze of evening falls
As we just begin to play,
Chasing the frogs’ calls
As the sky turns to gray.

We dance with the lightning bugs,
As they flicker before our eyes.
On my sleeve you tug,
Ready to say your goodbyes.

How could you want to leave so soon?
The stars are just arriving
With the bright, lovely moon.

Aren’t you entranced with this astral beauty?
Aren’t you stunned with the life of night?
I don’t understand how you cannot see what I see.
I don’t understand why you only glorify the daylight.

An echoing cry of the great owl
Shakes you up inside.
You cling to me tight as the wolves howl,
Hiding your face and wanting to cry.

I am a child of night, you are a child of dawn
Now here the birds are just arriving
With the bright, lovely sun.

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