The Unknown by Clarence Poulsen
Trees shiver and
as the stars blink
and darkness towers,
on the path to the Unknown.
Shadows shift and
as the figure,
hunched and bent,
moves along the path to the Unknown.
As the lights dim and darkness blooms, cloak flapping, stick tapping,
he stumbles on,
into the Unknown.
A pilgrim entering the Unknown.
The silence eerie and the darkness wild,
the pilgrim shivers and then he cowers.
A pilgrim, lost in the perilous Unknown.
A sudden light in the darkness awakes,
and the pilgrim
begins to hope.
A blossom of hope in the Unknown.
And then the light
a garden of wonder and hope. A pilgrim settles
in the beauty of the Unknown.
A Constellation in Your Embrace by Alexandra Dunn
You close your eyes and rest your head against me, and I wonder what you’re thinking. I would stay with you for the rest of my life. But... I don’t know if you feel the same. I don’t know if, whenever you see me, you’re struck by the light from a thousand fireworks. I don’t know if you like the way I make your tea, your coffee, your breakfast. I don’t know whether you’d dive through the sky with me; freefalling, just us and the clouds, if only because I wanted an adventure. I’m only standing on the threshold of your universe, glimpsing your glittering stars – your thoughts – through your sweet smiles and whispered words in the dead of night.