Light and Dark

Had we two suns, or maybe three
to shine us into constant day
one’s appearance following the other’s
in a perfect rhythm of mid morning to high noon
to afternoon

we would not know the night

and however that much light
might change our psyches and our cultures
might dispel our myths, our secrets, or our hidden truths
one dire bit of knowledge would be kept
beyond our reach

it is the night
that lets us see the stars
it is the darkness
that enables us to know
that we are not alone
in a universe
we’d never even guess at
in nothing but the light
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