In Praise of Darkness

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In Praise of Darkness

Night falls, but day
breaks. A raw deal,

no doubt, but fairness
applies itself unevenly. Who

chooses weeds over
lies, flowers over truth?

Last night’s rain fell, too,
but didn’t crack the drought.

Again, we think injustice!
Again, we consider falls.

 

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“In Praise of Darkness” last appeared here in March, 2016, and is included in my chapbook If Your Matter Could Reform. 

 

10 thoughts on “In Praise of Darkness

  1. Title fits today’s New Moon darkness … though the poem leads to other sorts of darkness. Still, taking moon as model: darkness precedes growing light, then declining light, and in the continual transitions of degree of light we gradually learn to discern more than meets the eye during any extended drought.

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