The Dark of the Night


I reached for the paper.

I’ve nothing to write!

it’s still, in the dark of the night.


I sit facing neighbor,

but there isn’t a light.

Something just doesn’t seem right.


I needed some paper.

I needed to write.

No paper.  No light.  No sight.


I grab for some paper

in the dark of the night

to correct the improper not right.


A sudden reaction.

Habitual action.

An impression turns to insight.


This thinking aloud,

in such silent sound,

bestirs the still of the night.


A simple reaction

and sudden inaction,

turns to make the mind right.


Renaming the new.

Naming anew.

Insight, in the dark of the night.


Copyright © 2012 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.


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