Astral night, Dismisses the pale twilight, Its rightful place seized, In an empyrean sky. A saturated shade, Befriending the tranquility, The darkness brings. Bold and brazen, Like a reigning monarch, Until the contrast, Of the jovial dawn, Infiltrates... And until then, Profound dominion, Upon the ravishing dark. Dusky yet enchanting, Beneath trinket stars, Brilliance and aura, Unmatched. (c) Monica St Hillaire, 2021.