There’s a stillness to the night
that can make you feel a bit lonely.
You know there’s life out there, somewhere,
but all you see is darkness,
And fear seems to always stem
from some kind of darkness.
Closing your eyes doesn’t help,
not on a night like this,
when the heat of summer
drapes its warmth over you
in misguided, unwanted affection.
All you can do is listen
for some familiar sound in the distance
to lull you to sleep.