How did it get so late so soon?

“How did it get so late so soon?” 

Wrong Swing By *Ruskatukk


“The night creeps in by subtle degrees
while a show of fierce colors attracts and distracts me.
I look up, suddenly aware of remote lights scattered overhead.
I gasp as the last streak of fire dies on the horizon,
and I comprehend it all too late.
That crafty, dark night has swallowed my world whole.”
~Richelle E. Goodrich