That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to be early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done and then some.
Night falls. Or has fallen. Wy is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you can see night rising, not falling; darkness lifting into the sky, up from the horizon, like a black sun behind cloud cover.
Like smoke from an unseen fire, a line of fire just below the horizon, brush fir or a burning city. Maybe night falls because it’s heavy, a thick curtain pulled up over the eyes. Wool blanket.