Even without Strangers
Do not approach the night like a lover.
The night, like any unknown city, is
capricious to the best and worse
Its politics are full of darkness and swirling
winds as the rain applauds its validity.
Even without strangers the night is
not pretending to be anyone’s family..
There is a rough rumble of thunder and the life
of night is split for a moment by lightning
revealing how much you may never see.