this natural state

4:57 a.m.

at this hour

few are awake
fewer will notice

from warm beds

high above the streets

only the streetlights know
silence or the night chill

or both

quiet as can be

in a city that never sleeps
in a park that always listens

at a time for mysteries
of this natural state


darkness will soon be over

daylight will hide the secrets

the world will wake
and few will wonder

where you have been


04/02/2021                                            j.g.l.

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right here
poetry every day



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