as the darkness sweeps
over the landscape, and
the tilt of the sun
deepens over the horizon,
a curious reflection slices
me in half:

daylight is never guaranteed,
no matter what one may
tell you, and the friendly
rays of the sun will not
always be so inviting
to our skin.

so the thought that strikes
me is a curious flicker
of truth, and with it my
heart wonders how long
i’ve got to enjoy
this moment before it
too shall pass.


Another day has passed, you guys. While I try not to talk about it too often, I do think there should be a certain importance placed on the value of time. We know that our days on this planet are limited, and it’s up to us whether we spend those moments invested in what really matters. (Now the question of what really matters is up for discussion.)

This poem is my attempt at thinking of the complexity of life. How is it that one wakes up in the morning, stumbles around for a while, and has the blessing of seeing another sunset experience? And while sunsets are generally considered one of the prettiest periods of the day, no one seems to care much about dusk, which is seen as the darkness that shuts out the last little slivers of light.

I guess my feeling is this: I wish we would stop every now and then and thank God for what we have. The clock is ticking, and there is so much to do and see before the battery runs out. This may be a morbid thought, but it doesn’t have to be. What would be morbid is if we only lived our lives thinking of ourselves… And not the beautiful world around us.


Thank you guys once more for joining me on this adventure. You didn’t have to read this, but you chose to, and that means so much to me. ❤ I really do hope you guys are doing well, and thanks for sticking with me through this next month of poetry. I will do my best to keep it somewhat lively.

Until tomorrow,

-Katie Kay.


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