Into the darkness you go

Nov. 6
(Daylight Saving Time ends)

Like the ride that takes you into the tunnel,
soundless but for water displaced by your small boat,
breath, heartbeat, and if you are lucky,

there’s a hand close by that might take yours,
a reassuring palm press, a reminder
that this is not just a time to be endured

but savored, that the darkness—hello, old friend
holds you differently but holds you nonetheless
you and your tiny boat, floating, moving

slowly toward the inevitable light.

Cuncas II tunnel, Brazil / Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

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3 Responses to Into the darkness you go

  1. Dick says:

    I can hear the gentle splashing of water…

  2. dorothyhaag says:

    Is that a typo? “endured by” instead of “but”?

    Lovely, Mom

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