in the still of the night
in the still of the nightwhen not a thoughtchills with not a breezeanywhere to be foundnot a nightbird callingnot a fine light flickeringno crickets, no crickets singingno far far away train whistles callingnot a rustlenot a shimmerthe way a petal fallson its ownaway from all the otherswith no one watchingthat’s how one human leaves us
Copyright © 2018 by Dara Wier
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Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including In the Still of the Night (2017), You Good Thing (2013), and Selected Poems (2009), all from Wave Books. Her poetry has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and American Poetry Review.
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