Keeping the Darkness Out


How fast the sun arrives
And disappears, its arc

Belongs to yesterday
As whiskey and cigarettes

Future forward.
The night turns to lust

To keep the darkness out.
We are addicted to

The warmth of bodies
Genuflecting bedposts,

Praying we survive
The heat of battle

Until light brings
A cold tomorrow.


  1. Nikki Wilkinson says

    This has a haunting, mystical quality, one that peels back the surface layer of living to peer inside. The ‘cold tomorrow’ ending couplet introduces the light of reality after a feverish night of lovemaking?

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