The darkness was folded under her skin And she felt the shimmer of night, When lights dance in the evening Across a bustling, humid cityscape. Each droplet of black was pooled Within her. She was a lake of noir Where a haunted detective's trench coat Hung in the corner of a seedy, uncleaned office. Each facet of midnight reflected the morning. A gemstone of pitch holding within the deepest secret: The Euclidean faces give, cut from pure night, The sun rise reflected, eternally bright.
Thomas Campion, English composer, poet and physician, died today in 1620.
Lupita Nyong’o, Kenya-Mexican actress and author, was born today in 1983.