Questions Before Dark


” As this day ends, and before sleep
when the sky dies down, consider
your altered state:
has this day changed you?
Are the cornerssharper or rounded off?
Did youlive with death?
Make decisions that quieted?
Find one clear word that fit?
At the sun’s midpoint did you notice a pitch of absence, bewilderment that invites
the possible?
What did you learn from things you dropped and picked up and dropped again?
Did you set a straw parallel to the river, let the flow carry you downstream?”

Jeanne Lohmann
The Light of Invisible Bodies