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Night Sky

night-sky

I walk in shadows now, most of the time.  I once marked my days in the hours between memories made.  Now I mark my days in the memories I am missing, in my isolation.

I am learning to appreciate the truth of sunshine again, after the lies of fluorescent light, in the place where the moon and stars used to hang, in the dark.  I miss the moon and stars.  I miss the dark.

I live in a cave now, thirty feet high, with the lights turned off, to remind me of what I thought I would not miss.  It is not the same.  But I tell myself that, when I look up at just the right angle, there is still a night sky above me.  And a moon and stars, made of iron.

 

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8 thoughts on “Night Sky

  1. footloosedon on said:

    Strong writing. Sounds as if you’re in a prison of some sort.

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  2. This is sad, but beautiful.

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  3. I fear your environment is adding sadness to your sadness. It seems dark and cold and unfriendly. Sadness makes for beautiful writing. I hate that!

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  4. You know, Buddha voice…I had never read your blog till Nano Poblano started, but I had seen your name on Ra’s FB page and comment sections…and I had joined the one or two FB live of Ra’s where you had joined in. What you write and what I read..is so different than what I saw and what I heard. It’s not a bad thing at all, but it just goes to show, how we have so many different parts of us…and how when we write..we expose a little of our soul…you know?

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