She jolts upwards
On the Chesapeake Bay
She saw a yellow stem from the heavens
Penetrating, Permeating, Provoking the water
They call it a sun ray.
Hello, her name was Sunrise.
She was the first ray in her family
As a rooster squeals over a dawn-bright lawn
Ray-Chel would penetrate the night
Night: Silence. Coma. Death
Ignorance. Dull. Mute. Still.
No. One. Speaks. Only. Whispers.
No. One. Moves. A. Muscle.
"Dear God," she writes,
"My dream job came in a dream.
Operation Ray, it will be called.
Bringing light to the hopelessness of night."
Cries. Pain. Death. Rape.: Night
Hunger, Sex trade: Global Nights
To this, I bring light.