#3 Before Darkness

Just before darkness is best time to walk

The sun is so low

the light does not beat down on you,

tiring you before you start.


As the sun sets, the earth holds all the heat of the day.

But carry a sweater,

High, dry air cools fast.


Before darkness comes,

find a warm boulder to sit on

or stretch out on

and watch the sky show begin.


Just before darkness,

close your eyes to feel the earth turning.

The sky darkens and stars

on top of stars

and more stars

begin to appear.


Do you remember their names?

If you don’t, make up your own.

You watched their birth

just before darkness.

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