Clear, crystalline skies

lit by the Night Beings

that lived so long ago

and still we see their light as though it were

their yesterday


And, now, the beginning

of a tomorrow

that begins

a new season

a new cycle

a new year



like the crisp



air that startles the senses


Newness that is, itself,

fresh and glistening

in the darkness

of the unknown


©️Kate Cowie Riley 2017