The Sky Tonight

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The Sky Tonight

There’s something drawing us,

like a magnetic force,

compelling us to step outside.

The sky is dark,

speckled with a million stars,

and a slither of a moon

so thin it could cut across your vision.

It’s not a form of lunacy,

for, as one, we all look up

and as we stare

at a sky now turned to purple

it blinks apart,

and suddenly there is this eye

that regards us

from high in the sky.

Lashes of black;

an iris alive with flashes of red,

pulsating with flickers of deepest black

all surrounded by an acrid, acid green;

That pupil,

midnight blue with a center of light,

a sun is dying in our sky tonight.

Those eyelids close

and all that remains of that distant star

is an afterglow

burned into our memories.

Submitted: October 15, 2020

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Mike S.

A fine 'eye in the sky' tale, Hull

Thu, October 15th, 2020 7:30pm


Thanks for giving this a read, Mike.

Fri, October 16th, 2020 5:39am

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