On Midsummer’s Night

Darkness has fallen but
The revelry continues:
Voices call,
Dogs, walked late, 
bark and snarl,
Delirious, cyclists ring their bells 
Up and down the street
Rousing the sleepers,
Children yell out,
Racing each other
Into the night,
Footsteps are heavy
With the stumbling,
Black cat caps snap –
Explosions over the trees –
And the cars,
Ceaseless.
Maybe we are all still
Pagan celebrants
On this night,
The night of the Turning.

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