How Will I Know?

How will I know the arrival of night?

Is it when the sun sets?

But there is still light.

When the moon can be seen?

That can be noon if the weather is right.

When the darkness is complete?

But the fields are awash with starlight.

When the clock signals so?

Does it come at midnight?

How will I know the arrival of day?

Is it when the first sunlight cracks?

But the hour changes twice a year.

When the stars have all vanished?

Some take hours to disappear.

When the animals come out to hunt?

But what if they all cower in fear?

Do they feel it? The way that I do?

Do they know that death is near?