Night Sky

Far from the city lights

the night sky feels endless.

Without glimmering towers or

a distant swell of urban radiance

to punctuate the blackness,

it blends seamlessly into the horizon,

no delicate membrane

or shift in texture

to separate the two,

a limitless shadow it seems,

though of course it isn’t so.

For shadows cover halves of things

while the other halves stay bright,

Darkness without a counter light

withers with indifference,


like Yin without Yang.

First published in Soft Cartel June 8, 2018