This cool splash of stars,

This dark, mysterious continent of the sky,

This full and sovereign moon.


Calm of night

Calm of time

Calm of silent, sacred knowing.


Here, dreams are held up against

The offers of sirens and smoke and

The pulsing of the city’s heart,

Downtown bass, blast beat and inferno.


Here, our summers unwind

In one breath;

Slow, unhurried

Inhaling the truth of life

Exhaling only peace.