The only respite we each have
from the broken community
around us in the day and the light
is the silence and the darkness
of the night. Yes, though
everyone knows this, each
secretly and foolishly forgets it
in the process of avoiding the solitude.
Alternatively, that lapse of consciousness
may inappropriately find itself
extending said brokenness
into the peace of the night
for some other forgetful foolish ones.