Twilight Star

a poem by Devika

You told me just the other day
The time has come to stay away,
To get accustomed to solitude
And learn to cope with fortitude…

I thought I had these mastered now;
But find instead I’m learning how
To count the beat that marks the hour
And find inside me the lonely tower

In which I store the memories past
Of days and moments that never last
To bank upon the glow of light
That helps me through a sleepless night-

For another day I’ll save
Thanks for all the warmth you gave:
For when my light was nearly gone
On my horizon one star shone…