After Light, Before Dark

After light before dark


Pregnant    pause

Spent forces on    second wind

New forces rushing     in  sudden coup

Light shadow on      hide and seek mode

Sun vanishing in        Houdini horizon’s sleeve

Sky displaying array of  rosy hues, gashes blue

Stars diffident,       twinkle shyly

Birds homing after   day’s forage

Commuters disgorged by       buses, trains
Mentally on own    trains of thought
Streets, porch lights shine on timed glow

Panhandlers pickup    box perches

Readying to retire in    makeshift homes

News’ “Good Evening”      gives bad news first

Channel switching,     families settle down

In time out

 after light,     before dark

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