Fake dawn

The stars are so bright tonight.
It sounds childish, that you want it to last forever.
You see the same in my eyes.
Stretching the night.
Trusting the darkness.
Tomorrow was a failure.
Today is weakened by the sight of it.
That returning thought of Saturn.
Shrinking once more into the horizon.
You marked it there.
It’s easy to hope for the dawn to take you.
Easy to grapple that hand of mine into yours.
Sending postcards and roses to your sixteen year old self.
A secret message that you made it.
It’s harder to wipe the sleep from your eyes.
Harder to beckon in the day.
Which threatens to stain us like the ones before.
When we were lonely.
And afraid.

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14 thoughts on “Fake dawn

  1. Harder to beckon in the day.
    Which threatens to stain us like the ones before.

    i love this phrase most – the thought that our days stain us, leaving unseen imprints, only visible under florescence, very magical, those are the days we count as jewels. time is equal for everyone, it is how we use it that matters in the end, i feel a restlessness of journey that is just beginning. poignant and trailblazing poetry, your essence.

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