Sweeten your black coffee with midnight stars
and warm your heart with that bittersweet light.
As drunken lover couples leave the bars,
take solace in the vacuum of the night.
Forge bravely through that hellspawn bog
where long forgotten titans lay still preserved.
Time is too timid to break that earthly fog.
You alone have this silence, well deserved.
On godforsaken tundra stand up tall,
you are the final sentinel of man.
When frozen maelstrom strikes, you'll warn us all.
The only comfort is the lonely land.
A quite life is nothing to atone.
Alas, in retrospect you'll be alone.

Written: Wed Jan 18 2017