deep within the night, you have never been alone,

For all the years

you worked

to make the most

of what you had:

you stayed up late

woke up early,

gave your all

to make this last,

and even though

things have turned

in ways

that you

did not expect,

beneath

these starless skies

wear the Light

around your neck,

for deep

within the night,

you have never

been alone,

and all for Love,

Light will shine

and safely

guide you

home.

– Morgan Harper Nichols