#NaPoWriMo 2017 April 17 – Nocturne

April 17, 2017 – Nocturne

Night falls unevenly on the city.
Nothing is equal, it seems, even the moon
at night sheds its light across the bay
with a certain, blind discrimination.

Parts of the city get darker quicker –
we avoid those streets and neighborhoods where
danger lurks, and pain. Shadows of ghosts
arrive early to ply their trade in souls.

Other parts remain illuminated
well into the night’s descent – moon and stars
beam down tree-lined avenues and streets
refusing safe harbor to darkened dreams.