I lay in the night
Gazing up at the stars
While the gentle breeze
Caressed my weary limbs
And breathed some Life
Into my parched mind.

Everything was still
‘xcept for the clouds
That slowly filled the sky
To hide the stars from me
And their distant rumbles
Broke the silence.

How tranquil it was…
Wonderful it was to forget myself
and melt into the night which
turns loneliness into Solitude.

Now I hear faint laughter
From inside. They’re partying.
When at last my friends come
Out into the night
Will they see what I see now?
Will they feel what I feel now?

–Yours truly