“Soft, Night Songs”

what is it
of late nights
soft songs
sadly singing
regrets of things
not done;
 
tomorrows
of steps sideways
if not back.
waiting for
the exhilaration
of dawn and day
 
 
where the sun
even on cloudy days
paints some ridiculous
thoughts of hope
that tonight
you’ll sleep
suddenly, soundly
with only the quiet
of the moon.