Phosphoresence

Night is lit up, day-like,
black clouds glow white
shadow-reversed in negative
like so many ghosted figures
looming before the stars.

Beneath this sky
our simple gardens fade
to murky darkness
their leafy features dim,
boundaries diminished.

But out there
beyond this small world
the main show rages
so much bigger, brighter
than anything we yet know.

Inspired both by this story about a giant coronal hole in the sun’s atmosphere, and also by the effect of the downtown lights from a nighttime event shining on rainclouds.

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5 thoughts on “Phosphoresence

  1. I just love the last lines. They feel so hopeful. Also

    like so many ghosted figures
    looming before the stars.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration, too.

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