Standing outside The cool wind makes me shiver The darkness envelopes me The clouds make the shadows flicker The night gets deeper. I close my eyes I smell the rain in the air I smell the damp grass I smell new construction The night is fuller. I walk slowly The fatigue makes me sway in place My entire form feels limp My mind tries to shut down. The night gets longer. I stand still The birds have gone to bed The rabbits are all resting The dog is sound asleep The night continues on.