Embrace The Night

fear the night?  embrace it!

‘tis the needed time

for respite…

gather up the dark

like an old worn blanket,

the stars poke through

its warp and weft,

ensconced snug inside —

congé to trepidation —

acceptance / yielding / delivery —

and become awakened —

solace / freedom / enchantment —

Fear lost, perpetually cloaked;

embrace the night

and the aurora

of its other side.

 —George MacMillan