Twilight Sojourns

Days weave together

as night tears at the seams

Light as it vanishes

deserting my dreams


The sun making promises

darkness reneges

The truth stays an orphan

that both will misgive


The rooster to signal

that devil’s retreat

Hope spawning a sunrise

where wishes beseech


All joy upon waking

released from the pall

The clock now a weapon

that hangs on the wall


In mutual exclusion

our psyches must live

A damned symbiosis

all take and no give


But hands will fall southward

the shadows reborn

This daydream a nightmare

—as twilight sojourns  


(Bryn Mawr College: April, 2023)

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