SOLSTICE

Solitude beckons, bids you sit beneath scattered stars.
On this longest and darkest of nights,
Leaf-bare trees sieve the wind, cast ragged
Shadows on frosted ground. Journey inward to stoke
The bright flame within you, to bring new light
Into the world. Warm to the infinite and extraordinary
Creation that you are, extinguish all doubt, and
Embrace the wondrous possibilities.