What would a still river say
of its thirsty trees?

Would it ask them to come in
a little tighter on its banks?

Perhaps the dark fog may be
a reminder of hope circling the drain

Perhaps the approaching night
might awaken fear from inky shadows

The moon peers cautiously from behind

They all agree- in whispers

“We’ll leave the night to sleep”

©Vivian Zems

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