I lie with my back on the pavement
Hands tucked into my coat,
Zipped closed to keep out the biting wind.
I stay silent.
The world seems stilled.
Above head the sky is familiar and dark
Each star shines brighter than ever before.
The sight of such beauty fills me with a glow
Of joy and of wonder.
I close my eyes, almost against my will.
I feel blissful and childlike
And, in this moment,