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Source: Adults

Author: jonny graham

Title: In the shadow of Venus .

Starry night in a dark sky.
Anyplace , anywhere .
Seeing something long forgotten ,
no thanks to light pollution .
We are diurnal ,
living in sunlight ,
not nocturnal ,
but happily lost
in the world at midnight .
We have washed out the dark
to suit our social interactions ,
with an electric blush
of reflective refractions .

We scatter luminosity
on a global scale ,
from overlit cities that bask
in the glow of Faraday's zeal .
A pan-global nebula
of metal halide treasure ,
cracked , glowing and open .
Banishing the shadows
of what was once ,
before , pervasive and dystopian .

We have lit up the night ,
and lost the glory
of earthbound Venus shadows .
Above Earths hazy ceiling
we stab the universe
with halogen arrows .
And the rhythm of the night
is lost in dissolution .
Diluted by the nefarious beams
of mankinds light pollution .

In this self-made glare
we are cut off
from our evolutionary patrimony .
The human circadian rhythm
has lost it's harmony .
And dear old Sir Patrick Moore
must be having an astronomic fit .
Bring back the darkness ,
let's see more of it .

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