Peace in Darkness

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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,

safely tucked

in the dark breeze

as I nodded off

to the soothing song

of the Tree Cricket.

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