Days and Nights
A life is made up of equal days
and trust me when I say you should enjoy both.
Enjoy the nights,
curled up on the couch in the basement with a friend
watching horror movies until 2 am with all the closets locked
and the lights dimmed.
Learn about the worst levels of human nature
in the comfort of collective
Be the light in the Earth’s coldest hour.
Enjoy the days,
running through the grass with your little sister
chasing each other with the hose and soaking your t-shirts
as the sun roars.
Take the chills with an optimistic delight
so that the happy heat does not
Be the water in the Earth’s driest lands.
Enjoy your life,
every winter spent waiting for summer,
every summer spent waiting for winter,
and then some.
you’ll wish you still had it.