Memories of Kalalau

Memories of Kalalau
of a starry sky
turning through the night
constellations rising and falling
overhead, above the steep cliffs
of sleeping under the sky
of being at peace
of leaving the world behind.

On the longest day, almost
the longest night, almost
New Year's bonfire
quenched by the rain
the heavens above
telling me
to go to sleep.