The darkness seemed palpable.

Thick, heavy, constant,

As if painted on with a trowel 

In a band across the heavens 

Above the jewel-like lights

Of the city.

Then into this world

Crashed a pyrotechnical wizard

Intent on displaying his own

Brand of magic,

And the sky itself

Came alight.

© Caro Ness 2016

Photo used by kind permission of +David Palmer