4th Place Winner – Jillian Chatelain

“Somewhere Between 2:37 and 4:15 am”

 

You must have noticed the universe has settled in

To bed and nestled itself in as you should

 

It returns quietly to the state of its birth

And gives you the chance to catch your breath

 

Try to enjoy the silence of the newness of the world

That’s dark and pouring but golden

 

The blankness in the air assumes the authority

And turns the volume of the silence to deafening

 

This quietude will help you think

And as all things do

The time will pass

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