darkness

i miss the darkness where we are wrapped in the quiet
of the night and listen gently, peacefully to the song of ending.
It is where shared story was given gathered round
the fire sharing our lives, our laughter, and a hot drink.

Darkness brings the covering of the end to the day
settling souls to share wearied tales which end
letting laughter and dance fill our tired day with joy
offering the opportunity to share the warmth of each other.

Darkness gives us the time for parting
joining hands to walk together and then
walk in our separate paths with the greeting,
"God willing we will see each other in the morning."

Darkness allows us to see the points of light far from us
but also the points so near to us, revealing the gentle
Spirit of God's love born in amongst the company
of song, dance, and hands joined in sacred story