Hour 20: Sonnet – Alone at Night

Sonnet – Alone at Night


I don’t recall when I last stopped to walk

either in the day or in the black of night.

I think I prefer now dark over light

for there is never any need to talk.


And your silence can still give way to shock

so it is best to keep yourself upright.

Until from the journey you can alight

for just a moment sitting on a rock.


Distant cars are an archaic echo

for here there is just you in the present.

In this single moment you feel special,

even living a life you may resent.


To win all you need ever do is try;

walk alone at night and feel like you fly. 



Poem 20 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ 2021 by DS Coremans


Forever Distracted by Life


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