Closer today

The night fits itself snugly into pitch black pajamas 

and loiters around with the man in the moon,

while billions of stars join in a distant lullaby,

humming a timeless tune.

As the earth orbits and edges towards sleep,

the tides realign and shadows sink.

Slowly, so slowly bodies float away 

to a brighter sun, closer today.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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15 Responses to Closer today

  1. 🙂 I love this. I pictured “the night” in black footy pj’s hanging out with the man in the moon singing bad karaoke! Maybe that is just my messed up brain or lack of sleep or lack of coffee or maybe all of the above…

    • Thank you, Melanie! Haha! I love the way your mind operates, my friend! And wouldn’t it be ironic if the night and moon man were belting out REM’s “Man on the Moon”! Now picture the man in the moon donning his nighttime cape, wrestling Andy Kaufman while we sleep. Not a pretty sight, right? Gives new meaning to sore eyes 😉

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  3. Love that first line Tyler.

    • Thank you! I am a kid at heart who sees the world as a child waiting to be tucked in and told bedtime stories over and over again. Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

  4. Imelda says:

    This is beautiful. I love the images in this poem – night in snug pajamas, and stars humming a tune, among others.

  5. Gallivanta says:

    A lullaby from the stars; how sweet is that!

  6. Jen E Town says:

    Lively imagery! This could also be a great story for children. There is a verse in Job that speaks about the stars singing together. Job 38:7

  7. maristravels says:

    Love your imagery and love the humour in the idea of night loitering around with the man in the moon.

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