Lilac Stars

Lilac stars on autumn eve,

bending low to mourn and grieve

the summer past; with thoughtful smile,

shining bright in darkening sky.


Dark weaves a nightmare at awkward angles

And dares the Light to break in.

Dark blinds a viewpoint with tunnel-vision

And obscures all the places you’ve been.

Light strikes a match at the crucial moment

And shines through prison walls;

Light  blasts a path to the road not taken

And smiles when Darkness falls…