When Midnight Came
by A.J. Huffman
we shed our skin, danced
around a campfire, hoping to invoke
summer’s rain. Giggling like children,
we stomped our footprints deeper
into the desert’s resistant sand.
We wanted this place
to remember us, to stand ingrained
by our touch as we stood by its.
We continued our ceremony of tomorrow
until the sky caved, added two tiny stars
to an already overflowing fold. We held
hands, followed their pulsing path until the first
fingers of dawn pulled us all into warming light.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.com. She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. She is currently the editor for six online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press (www.kindofahurricanepress.com). Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222.
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