illustrated by Ninon Pelletier
Orca Book Publishers, Spring 2012
A prince, Night arrives at a star-spangled palace,
Swirling his cape of aurora borealis.
He fires off comets; then a voice stops his show.
It’s loud and commanding—a voice he should know.
“Stop playing!” Day shouts from far across space.
“I’ll meet you at home. Come on, it’s a race!”
And that’s when he finally remembers their game.
He forgot to find Day. Each night it’s the same!