The New Night Eternal

The New Night Eternal

midday clouds
black as night

homes, trees aflame as
lightning arcs

awash with thunder
clouds speak in torrents

the roar of the sky
answered in kind by the sea

true midnight arrives
as all lightning ceases

clouds part, revealing
a starless sky

its blackness broken only by
twin moons rising, menacing

their apogee bringing
a new deluge

and so begins
the new night eternal

This poem was inspired by a bit of flash fiction by Jane Dougherty, The second coming, written following a prompt from WritingPrompts.com, “Two moons rise over a darkened field.”

Image source: Rhea Before Titan, at Wikimedia Commons

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