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.