Pendant Light in the Horizon
I see a light hanging in the horizon, the night
Is empty, and a pair of lonely dogs walk by.
In the distance, there’s music, but it must come from
Far away, as I only hear it as a whisper.
I see a light hanging in the horizon, I’m a little
Closer now, and I can see the shape of the pendant
Holding the light. It is a dark night, and the pendant
Seems to be the only light left in town. I walk to it.
The hanging light in the horizon is still far
From me, and I walk slow. No dogs are left on
The street, at least none that I can see. Everyone has
Left now, only the hanging light and I are still around.
I see a light, in the distance, and I walk to it,
Without knowing what expects me there.
My steps, are firm, but at times they become slower,
Perhaps I’m more afraid of the light than I know.
I’m closer to the light now, the pendant light.
It’s a brass pendant, with red glass panels, and
Decorated with hand hammered crescent moons. It
Also has animal silhouettes, which stare in my direction.
The light and I recognize each other, we both know
We are the only ones left in the town. Someone
Turned the music off, and now the light is all I hear. So, I sit
On the ground, and let the light put its arms around me.