April 25, 2014

Nocturne


One owl answers
another's call
in the hour I awake,
heeding each other
through the night,
guiding the souls
they must take.

Knowing the dark
like we know day,
they gather together
every dawn,
flying into a rising sun,
with their nightly catch
of immortal ones.

If they've missed you
by sunrise, they'll 
return with the sinking sun.
They'll find you hidden
in the dark, knowing
the ways of those 
whose time 
has come.

4/25/2014