Notty Bumbo, 2017
Watch it rise,
Watch it fade,
This light that surrounds the Night Goddess.
All your life,
Visible as a ring of ice in the sky.
So much can be predicted,
So little understood.
How the face you wear,
Sends back signals
From deep space
Thought to outlive all beings.
How the wonders of night
Only occur when filled with stars.
You wait for the inevitable,
For what comes despite your hopes,
Ever apologetic over your imperfections.
As though the ocean were undecided
About its limits.
As though you rode endless tides
Around the rim of your existence.
There is only duality
In your kidnapped mind.
Your stalwart heart
Travels between Helios and Eos,
Your team and chariot
To the changing rings of time.