December 16 Provincetown Photo

December 16, 2016
Photo by Stephen Borkowski

Listen, Listen

A New Poem by Hilde Oleson

Listen for the silence
Underneath the whisper of the wind
Below the roar of the waves,
The shifting of the sand,
The screech of the seagulls,
Listen for the pounding of your heart.
Hear the mind’s quiet searching
With every breath you take
Every wish for a tranquil day,
A happy night,
The awful longing for peace.
Listen, listen.