we endure the darkness
for what it makes possible:
the seeing of the stars
the coming of the dawn

but we don’t always have to see
and we don’t always have to know.
sometimes the darkness is good
just for being itself

so if you would like
and if you can
let it be dark.

crawl into it
let it wrap you
let it hold you
let it be the end to your beginning
let it hide the edges of your world
let it call you out from the knowing that holds you in
let it be what it is:
let it be dark.

the dawn will come
as it always does.
perhaps all too soon
perhaps just in time.

for now, though,
let it be dark.