It’s dark and cold

This Christmas eve,

The Star no longer shines,

No longer guides the Wise

Through the miserable Desert.

There is no Miracle

Waiting to happen, no Salvation

At the end of the Road;

Only more darkness and Solitude.

Gazing at the Sky

Won’t make the star Shine

Neither will any Wiseness appear,

It will though make the Dark

Become more Acceptable,

Perhaps even become the new Light.

Loneliness is the new Companion,

That I’ll have to Endure

During this Cold and dark

Time of the Year.


* Photo courtesy of Dannie Darko (c) 28 February 2018 (added postscript)