nathan lyle

Near Midnight

Near midnight,
with a peaceful darkness around me,
I walk.
Complete peace,
with only the sound of my footsteps
to intrude.
I think to myself,
this night, with it's balance of clouds and stars,
and welcoming feel,
the sound of silence,
the everpresent sense of belonging,
and near-completeness,
what is missing?
What keeps this heaven from perfection?
The night answers,
someone to share it with.