Blessed Darkness


Blessed darkness,

Skinny road.

Don't need headlights

Once you've slowed.


Now we've stopped,

You and I.

Our special place

To view the sky.


Milky Way

A shadow cast,

Ten thousand stars

Wheel on past.


On a hill

Beneath the sky

Let us stay,

No lights nearby.


The world is now

An urban place

Cell phones ring,

People race.


Blessed darkness,

Souls to keep

Stay here now

Until we sleep.


David Oesper