Day after Solstice
We take it on faith that the days are getting longer
though the nights seem as dark and the air seems as cold
We choose to believe that the light’s getting stronger
although all it sounds like a quaint fairytale of old.
We do not sigh or yearn for the simple old times
though it is always tempting to polish up the past
We instead choose to live, to embrace the darkling day
though our faith needs sharpening and our kindness won’t last
We know that this darkness brings some tests of courage
through the cold we prevail though our hearts are undone
We put our feet to the path, wave farewell to the summer
though this journey is ended, a new one has begun.