Posts Tagged ‘night shift poem’

Monday, September 14th, 2009

ken greenley | night shift poem

Painting by Ernest Fiene
night shift poem
Beams of the setting sun
awaken us into action
moonrise our call to arms
as shadows spread,
and darkness fills the window
We put on our uniforms
and our game faces
again
preparing for our nightlong struggles.
You, day people,
will never know our singular nocturnal existences,
our time-line diametrically opposed to yours;
as you settle into your couch
we contemplate our night-day [...]