Night’s Dominion

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Night’s Dominion

 

The sky turns hazel over the desert

Insulting the day with green bruises

The rocks are pink above gray

And a single hawk cruises overhead

Watching the sun sink

As if it had over stayed its welcome

 

We’ve always watched and prayed

And bled

Have rarely gone where braver angels go

Instead

We dwell in caves; we flock

And take our refuge

In the rock’s arrested grace

 

The earth turns a sad crimson

A cunning illusion convincing the eye

Of its former beauty

The sky is a safer place above the clouds

But the weather daemon flashes streaks of light

Across our path

Turning us back

To where god’s cage is

 

Here

Where we flock

Where we have fled

Fallen broken on the cliffs

Where we have overcome our loss

Where we have also loved

And taken scraps of bread

Into our hollow bodies

Taking solace in this rock

Of ages

 

 

By Julie Flanders

Photo by Daniel Burka

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APRIL IS POETRY MONTH, Day 17

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