………….SHORT NIGHT………….

Dennis Hatfield
Jun 14, 2021


When the night is short and the day is long

I listen to the the travelers song

To sing their soliloquy to only me

I hear old friends who’ve ceased to be

I hear the warble the chirp the bray

All have important things to say

To me alone? My brain says no

But truth be known within the soul

Though questions of tragedy and loss

Take me to paths that I must cross

I will follow natures song

Where for the moment days are long

For now new life comforts me

Heals wounds of unanswered tragedy

The days are long and full of light

Prepares me for long winter nights