Driving home at sunset and caught between
the cloudless day and the still starry,
starry night, in the nether region betwixt what
I left behind and what is surely yet to come.
The sun is deep orange and rainbows
splash the blackening horizon as the engine
whines weary and my thoughts drift back heavy
to the day complete and ahead to the night.
I am not yet home but caught in this place
between and lost here on this grey strip of road
the lies so straight and plain separating the work
of day and the troubling dreams of night.