Dark night

Life took me to a place that seemed like death
I walked in silence, my head bowed down
Is this the place I was heading for? I asked
but no answer came and
forsaken, I wandered on

No end to the horizon
that simple grey line
though luminous, grows dim
I cannot look upon it now
that source of unending peace
Wretched loathing and grief

All the paths taken
so full of promise,
have led to this unavoidable sorrow

In the light of one lone star, I see the treasure I once held
more than one can say in a poem
empty, empty, tumbling before me
no longer to be found

May 8, 2006 (Rev Oct)