426. 14/2/16 (#418)
Shades of night
Why are my eyes widest in the dark?
When there's less to see,
No light to see by,
I strain to see the details.
As the shadows creep across and pull the curtains closed,
I find subtly lighter shades of night,
Paint colours far more vivid,
Than the tones of daytime.
The harder it is to see, the more truth the dark reveals,
The tighter fatigue's fingers wrap round my waist,
The more I want her embrace,
And soon I'm smothered in purest black,
Where I feel at home,
Until the crack of dawn sends me to sleep.