all this blank light bleeding into night
and grim machinations of malice
how to survive the depth of feeling
that blinds us is the test of faith that
binds us to this life of joy and tears
our dreams smeared across the evening sky
a jab in the eye from a heaven
that doesn’t care you’re all I’ve got and
we’re locked in this dance together and
the moon shines on and the sea rolls and
listen hush the thunder is tolling

(Words and images Copyright 2017© by Michael Kallstrom)