The shades shut tight
On the cold, dark Night
Night hangs like a wet blanket
Heavy and smothering
And, the canopy of heavens light
Blinks to soften the view
Of shadows and dark truths
And, Monsters in wait.
Then, Shadows cease to be
As Heavens’ eyes shut tight
On the nightmares of the Night
The Sun hides behind the Sea
Meek, it calls to Poseidon for help!
And the wrath of Aegaus is unleashed
He wages a violent storm
To punish the Night’s long stay
And the stars shut their eyes even tighter
As the wind whips round the waves
Tossing them into violent forms
And, still the Sun is not avenged
The Night brews more wicked
Until the Earth erupts in defense
And the Sun rises from below
The hands of Aganju
The God of volcanoes, and rivers
And wild things.
The birds are grateful
They find their voice
They are there now
At my window.