Shadows litter the floor,
A creation of the flames of the night sky
That hangs heavily overhead.
Light oozing from pores through darkness
Bursting into existence, the power of life.
Reach up! Reach out! They're
Blades of light pierce the night sky,
Mesmerizing beauty in gold like
Shattered glass, a jagged reckoning.
For when darkness falls
And hopes are lost to shadows,
Reach up! Reach out! They're...
By Charles Stenner