That Silver Moment II

in that silver moment
that begets the blinding darkness
secrets are revealed

the heavens grumble in anger
and explode in thunder
sending squirrels to burrows

some dangers quicken with
the charmer’s charm
deeply entrenched in rain-soaked backyards

others averted – freed slaves
from fetish constructions
and jolting “sleepers” from slumber

in that one instant
imminently dead men are given life
yet some receive the fatal sentence