Night lends patient ears           
encourages her to whisper heavy secrets
beckons her to reckon with darting thoughts and            
lighten delicate loads of second-guessing   

She brings her weighty struggles to light then            
recognizes painful truths and sensitive needs,            
shows mercy to her tender self and            
begins to do the work of renewal  

Night crowns her audacity with a garland of praise            
awards her courage with laurels of honor   

She sits with Night and keeps watch for others who            
need her telling, unique halo of grace,
dares to share her raw vulnerability with those who            
dare to accept her black-light glow     

She lends her patient ears            
inspires others to whisper if they must but            
cheers them to cry out from their place of quiet suffering and            
unveil their own virtuous dark