Peace in Darkness
The chilly wind
clung to each leaf
and crawled into my bones
as I shivered with the
Cricket’s dark songs
emanating from a hidden branch
of a willow tree.
Then I saw something miraculous
from the twelfth floor
of my balcony.
The full moon cast its light
on the willow
wherein a nest sat a baby bird,
its small eyes closed in sleep.
When the wild birds,
unseen creatures of the night,
rain and thunder did not
bother the little one,
why was I scared?
I smiled drowsily,
in the dark breeze
as I nodded off
to the soothing song
of the Tree Cricket.- Total nr. of readings: 688 Copyright © The author  All Rights Reserved. This story may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the author except for personal use.
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