Sunshine brings life, yes, but
I seek shadows for comfort when I’m alone.
Scars shine in the moonlight.
It’s thunderstorms that conceal my tears
Hide the stars, cloak the moon,
Eclipse all light
So no one stares
As they weep with me,
Flashing lightning in snatches
To illuminate my grateful smile.
People think of these as mere absences,
But silence is a saviour
From all my commotion, and
The dark night is, after all,
What makes the moon and stars worth looking at.