The Shortest Day

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #119

The Shortest Day

Ann Mansolino


The North Pole

Has turned its back on the sun

And Earth continues on its orbit

Into polar night,

As you have done;

Days begin to lengthen,

Begging to be filled

With someone.

I continue in my daily run,

Go to work

And then come home

In darkness,

Hopeful that from now on

Lonely nights will shorten.

On the other side of the world,

It’s the longest day:

The South Pole faces the midnight sun,

As I have done,

No longer feeling so alone.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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