before I roll down the blind
just one more glance at last light
wisps of cloud low and fast
transparent over roof tops
the higher sky in frozen grace
slowly fading sunlit embrace
and just beginning to show through
hint of night through deepest blue
all verging on stars and space
souls are searching for their place
with charcoal tips the shadow crow
touches down in street lamp glow
now all of life stilled by night
begins to fade at last light