Quiet


Walking–
As the sun and earth begin
another moment of
Handing off the dim of darkness
To simmering luminosity–
I listen

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In city streets hum human noise
The car The train
But underneath
The bird still sings her song

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The footfalls upon the pavement
Echo quietly
There is always silence to be found
The gray recesses of our shuttered mind
The rooms we visit there

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Creating quiet
Hushed harmony
We pray
for ourselves for the earth for others

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Carve it out
Shut off sound
Sit stand listen
And catch the voice of
Peace within

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