top of page

176: Longest Night

I remember when the

sun stretched out over the sky

lingering in the corners between

buildings and tree limbs

freckling you with sun-spotted kisses.

I remember how it felt

to be warm-

like my joints were wax

like I could fall into your arms

and it would feel like melting.

I remember


on the longest night

how it felt once

to see by the light.

But instead of being

afraid of the ever-changing tide

instead of saying

dark is dangerous

I will say

the night is a blanket

covering me in stars

the night is a reminder

that I am worthy of rest

the night is a canvas

for all of my dreams.

I remember the sun

but I am held by the night.

I am not afraid.

Recent Posts

See All

281: Tell Me Again

My therapist said Where would you like to start? I thought to myself, where does one begin? We could start with how beautiful it all is, or maybe how terrible. We could start with the fact that I’m al


sarah branding-hannah brii photo-69_websize.jpg

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

I'm Sarah (Are) Speed, the writer behind Writing The Good. I'm so honored you're here! To get more poems, follow @writingthegood on Facebook and Instagram! 

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
bottom of page