Here is Dusk 

This heart in winter

Is frozen fast

Sleeping in the freezing blast 

Safe in winter’s seasonal store 

With creatures who do not

Hunger for 

A summer’s day

Of Daisy Stomping

Rowdy screeching

Nettles, hives

And itchy eyes.

Here is dusk and 

Quite content 

To drowse in dream time’s firmament 

In restful shades of midnight blue 

And velvet black

While the false parade is marching past 

Beating drums rat a tat

All in line rat a tat

Please don’t knock on the way back

For here is the dusk of drowsy things

With eclipse eyes 

And Raven wings 

Where all that is October sings