NaPoWriMo 2023 — Day 5: “Solitude as Syrup”

5. Solitude as Syrup

the self of silence is a hawk
whose glass eyes reveal too much

the noise is a comfort, but some
who taste the ash of death

crave escape into an inner world,
one cavernous space with corners

obscuring monsters or angels
in their rocky dwellings

the self in silence is a stranger,
a friend or enemy to learn from,

to know as much as we believe
a sacramental mystery can be intimated

a sweet speckle in the sour before dawn
when a rare quiet can invade

like a roaring storm,
when thoughts are a danger unknown

Image by creatifrankenstein from Pixabay

Published by Jennifer Patino


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