In my eyes
the modern world is like
the night sky
vast and dark and gothic
but with brilliant
shining points of light.

when the sky is overcast,
you can't see the stars at all.
These are the dark times
of the soul.

At other times
the sky is clear
and the moon is full,
and it seems
that the whole sky
is on fire.

But always,
behind the stars,
there is the vast
unfathomable darkness.

I believe that someday,
the world will change,
and the whole sky
will be filled
with light.

            by Adam Love © 2006