Earth turns to face its longest night
carrying us furthest from the sun
and cities fill with light to chase the dark,
take our fears and give us tinsel in exchange.
But when the longest night is done
and we journey back towards the brighter days
let us not forget the dark that lies in wait
should tinsel take the place of wonder and respect,
not take the earth into the endless night
but bring all things to birth in another spring.