The Night is Better Here

The darkness is not so dark
Without street lights.
Stars peer through the sky
By the millions,
Unshrouded
By local illumination.
A breeze caresses my skin,
Unblocked
By oppressive towers.
I fall back
Into luscious grass,
Secure
In its soft, cool embrace.
Crickets chirp
Louder than ever,
Unmuted
By surrounding traffic.
I breathe in the rain
From two nights passed,
Unpolluted
By steam or gas.
The night is calmer,
Here,
In the middle of nowhere,
Where I can be aware
Of everything.

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