I Am


i am a creature of the night
forced to live my life in daytime
by mediocre beings who realize not
the tranquility amidst starlight
by wicked beings who stalk the darkness
woe is me
this nocturnal being
who in callow years discovered
the mind perceives more wonders
whilst the view of the heavens hath smog not yet ablundered
when music from an orchestra of nature’s wind
and organic percussion
plays
and plays
on
and on
till the crack of dawn
till the rest of the land wakes
till the rumble of man’s machine shakes
the ground and the air
the music ends
the noise prevails
and i hide beneath the covers

© Evelyn A. Yap