In Her Darkness

In the night

Her legs grew longer

eyes grew sharp

and heart grew wilder

The pounding pace

Of feral drumming

lay gently in her breast

and calmly

In her breath


She felt the dance

Sway long and languid

Stalk her step

So softly padded

Into silent space


In between the worlds


And in the trees

The shadows friendly

Shades she missed

And ached for daily

Whispered rough

The sinking evening

Into homesick ears


Knowing she could just keep walking

Avoid the lights

With all their guiding

Into dark

Eternal calling

Sweetly out her name


She answered it the same


Longest time

She sat quite still then

Eyes transfixed

To something unseen

Listening silence

Gently twitching

Patience past the sane.


Time not right

for travelling onward

Turned herself again

Slow homeward

Thanking as she did 

The night

Remembering her name.

The End

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