The Night

When it’s dark,

the people of the night emerge.

But they do not thrive

when the sun goes down.

They fear the dark

which deepens their pain,

augments their solitude,

and highlights their tears in the moonlight.

They are held hostage by their fear

of the night.

They cannot scream in fear

of the night.

The night is desolate and so very cruel.

No one hears their sobs.

No one can save them from

the night.