Revolutions

“Revolutions”


Speak to me of sunsets and sunrises.
What’s the difference between the two,
when I’m awake for each of you?

It begins in the quiet,
but there’s the only reflection.

Sunrise is not the rowdy, rollicking refusal;
not the last gasps and grasps
at tasks and entertainments.

This quietness is softer.
Slower. An un-slumbering
of spirit and of mind.

Here, now, sunrise, with
all your calm quietude.
We can’t call it rest–
we’ve none of that–
but a little quiet
will do.

Sunset?
I’ll be seeing you.


“Revolutions” and all other original writing and artwork on Roof Beam Reader is copyright of its author and owner, Adam W. Burgess, 2020.

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