Appointment

Early, early morning is preferable
When the first thing is that cutting air
second thing: soft-spoken creatures
greeting a new sunrise
third thing: perfect quiet.

By silence, what is meant is
The innocent side of nature
conspiring to stay in charge,
Disappearing darkness denting horizons,
The weather deciding…
Ecosystems taking tea breaks
from the moving and shaking of humanity,
No shrill phones, no shrill people;

-the guilty party of nature either
alighting from their broomsticks
or playing victim-fast-asleep.

Early morning is preferable.

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