The Darkness Behind

A poem of the night sky

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

As I look up at the night sky

A million shards of diamond pierce the blight

And it’s the dark that makes them shine

Sometimes it’s the beauty of the stars that consume my thoughts

Other times, it’s the ebon blanket behind

What is it about the night sky

That brings both wonder and fear?

Wonder at the formations and unknown distance

Those lights have traveled

To display themselves as a timeless masterpiece before our eyes

Fear at the loneliness they can represent

Or the long night that lies ahead

As I look up at the night sky

A million shards of diamond pierce the blight

And it’s the dark that makes them shine

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