Closing Into Opening

Aug 20
by Connie S. Tettenborn, Belmont, CA

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As certain as death,
the shadow comes.
But unlike that final curtain call,
the hour and minute are known by all.
The moon stays hidden in the hall,
awaiting the cue to enthrall.

And as certain as death,
the shadow comes.
Does knowing when reduce the tension?
Birds fall silent in apprehension.
Is it beyond comprehension?
An eclipse mirrors the soul’s ascension.

For as certain as death,
the shadow comes.
Blocking the rays of day in its prime,
the darkness seems wrong at such a time.
As untimely death appears a crime,
‘til Light coming after reveals the sublime.

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