Sunrise

A poem written early on a Copenhagen morning.

Erica Cirino
Mar 12, 2017 · 1 min read
Image for post
Image for post
Copenhagen sunrise. ©Erica Cirino

Nighttime can be depressing,

Isolating and lonely.

It can be painful and shameful.

It can conjure your worst demons,

And uncover your biggest fears.

One good thing about nighttime

Is that it’s always followed by day.

Get through another dark night

And when day breaks,

Look outside your window.

You’ll see the sunrise,

Your reminder that, in this world,

Beauty still does exist.

Erica Cirino is a freelance science writer and artist based in New York, now visiting Copenhagen to learn more about ocean plastic. She’s returning to New York in late March to continue her Go and See Tour: A Discussion About Plastic Pollution at high schools, colleges and public places across the U.S.

Erica Cirino

Written by

Science writer. Poet &thinker about nature, love &purpose. Mixed media artist. Sailor &diver. Friend of the birds &other critters. http://www.ericacirino.com/

Erica Cirino

Written by

Science writer. Poet &thinker about nature, love &purpose. Mixed media artist. Sailor &diver. Friend of the birds &other critters. http://www.ericacirino.com/

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch

Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore

Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store