Quiet Descends

When quiet descends
on this night that begins
to ease the stress of life
and all that we refused to feel
within the day
takes shape and form
as shadows play within

I sit quietly
and watch them multiply
even as I let them go
while sensing yet a fear
that wanders here
as the dark of night
grows deeper still

until my heart
just skips a beat
and jars me from my reverie
reminding me to breathe
and a coil inside unwinds
as I let go of thought and time
and drift to sleep


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