Gentle night
you, who cools
the kitchen too hot

with failed baking -

who makes
the most out of a day
full of tired eyes
frustrated words
and unsaid ones -

Knightly night
here to cover
my objections
with calm and quiet air

who promises
in two-hourly increments,
slumber refreshing
and hiding -

Darkly, night
about my shoulders
onyx, silken,
star sparkling.