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As the sun goes down, and the light begins to fade
Twilight arrives, bringing things into a sharper focus.
Both in the eyes and the mind
Visions are altered, perceptions hightened.
The eyes bring in sights unobtainable in the bright light of day.
And the mind races, the soul stirring.
As the light fades
Reality is bathed in the protective blanket of night.
The stars shine, the soul laid bare by their brilliant light.
That light, that beautiful light, pin pricks in the curtain of blackness.
Revelations. Epiphonies. All the same.
The soul stirs in the light that comes
Only when darkness descends.
Reveling in the freedom the black skys bring,
Breaking bounds set by the sun.
The soul, laid bare by those beautiful stars, awakens.
Those little bits of heaven
Pierce the soul and the imagination
Revealing the strength it contains.
Revealing eternal life as the soul stretches beyond its limits
To touch the skys