The soft seclusion of the night is torn
as daybreak’s cacophonic chorus reels
up to it’s lofty peak. All silence shorn
from shadowed, lamp lit streets, while sunlight steals
with fingers seeking blinds so old and worn,
invading darkened rooms. The light reveals
a sad and lonely occupant in bed
in stillness, that’s known only to the dead.

The harshness of the daylight leaves no trace
as soft euphonic sounds of night return
to gather all within its calm embrace;
and cool but welcome shadows quickly learn
to flee from sudden light’s eternal race
and dance with spluttering candles as they burn.
A lonely corpse with pennies on her eyes
no longer hears her new-born baby’s cries.