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The Breath of Night

Anika Joseph


The sun dips below the horizon

Its crimson rays fading to grey

The labor of the day is done


Shadows dissolve into the night

The whispering breath of night chases the swelter away

The streets are empty, time stands still


Leaves rustle gently

A bat flaps by

Tranquil repose abounds


The stars glow like dewdrops

The full moon is in bloom

It bathes the earth in its mellow glow


The birds start chirping, dawn is nigh

Golden rays pierce through

The inky shroud of night






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