in autumn the leaves must fall

beneath the
cloud stretched sky
all is silence unmoving.
birds are whispering their names.
my footfall is careful
between these trees
lest my walking
shakes the leaves.

am i the quiet
that holds the centre,
or the calm at the eye
of the storm.

 

WhatsApp Image 2017-04-07 at 22.37.15
drawing by Tim Hewitt-Coleman

 

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