Shadow of Night

Written by: julie heckman

A flame once burned yet, more 
than bitter, I am frozen. The shadow
nights are pushing me back and 
surround my throat till I can no 
longer breath. 
The flames are all out.
This body of harsh gray days 
sees only the end as eminent. 
The darkness envelops me and 
breaks my soul, losing my ground.

Tomorrow, only a new version 
of today, tears me to pieces for 
life is meant to be shared and my
lovers have flown away to the pines
like wild bluejays echoing off key.
Many empty nights have no more
song, for my voice is hollow and 
filled with only air.