IN THE DARK NIGHT
by Jodie Senkyrik, ©, 2003
In the dark night,
the silence so strong,
it buries the sounds.
The depth of this shadow of all shadows
Nowhere is it not.
Not even the moon awakens
a darkness this deep, this vast.
And no slumber does it have,
alive, the darkness seems
breathing and hearing.
In the distance is a light.
It is awake, far and seemingly alone.
In the darkness, the light flickers
saying, ‘I am here. I’m alive.’
I see the darkness and feel myself alone
breathing and hear
no breath beside me.
I see the light in the distance
and believing it to be another life,
I long to be alive with it.
And in the night,
seeing the light
a single light
and in the distance,
I know there are two of us
and I turn my light on
as if to let the other know
that I am here, I am alive, too,
and you are not alone like once thought.
You are not alone, either.
Please, know that I am here, too.