The Sky

When I was growing up, 
we went to bed 
early. Eight o'clock, 
in the bed. We 
missed the night sky 
and the stars overhead.

Later
living in the country, 
lying in the yard 
watching the sky,
floating in the water,
I became part of the sky. 
I wanted
to lie under the 
stars when I was 
dying,
to disappear 
into the sky.

Here in the city, 
my yard is 
full of trees. The streets 
are full of lights. 
I can't disappear 
into the sky 
here.

2 thoughts on “The Sky”

  1. The sky is endlessly fascinating, always. I do miss the open skies of small town Africa of my childhood. Can’t disappear into the sky now, too many lights, too many buildings, too much pollution. 😦

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.