written circa 1973
Quiet (in three Haikus)
Night sounds begin and light
becomes a shadow of a shadow
As dark isolation settles with a chill.
Breath won’t come. “Don’t go
…Don’t leave me here alone!!” Wandering, lost,
Separate from all but One.
Then quiet comes to rest beside me,
And the crowd from the inner room
Pushes to be free.