It was the darkest day that led to the brightest night
The sun hid between thick blankets of black
cloud as we stared up at the falling rain.
Drops dripped down our cheeks like tears
as you said goodbye.
I watched you drive away with headlights that shone
bright in the dim and the damp.
Finally the sun gave up and so did the rain.
Clouds found new places to be and a triumphant
moon rose up from under the earth.
I sat on the still damp porch and watched
as stars glittered into life on black velvet.
The moonlight made shadows on the sidewalk
while I sat and waited.
Eventually I gave up and went inside because
the moonlight couldn’t keep me warm