Amid the Silence, 4:30 a.m.

outside
the wind chime
echoes my thoughts
Carol and I
text a conversation
about a book
the Siamese curls
softly next to me
and purrs
from the stereo
Lucinda Williams sings
“Are you alright”
I read in Lao Tzu
one must wait
for the water to clear
(February 2013)


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