In The Silent Moments Before Dawn
– Poem By Nile Flores
Right before the light of the sun spills across the land,
a silence has occupied it for hours.
This is the time when deep thoughts are had,
especially when the weary are far from seeking rest.
In the silence, the brain wanders without direction.
Some thoughts seek a deep abyss of has-beens and what-ifs,
repeating those endlessly in order to drown you.
Other thoughts veer toward the horizon,
and eagerly await the dawn where hope is standing with open arms.
I’ve had all of these thoughts throughout my life,
and yet I’ve not drowned in the abyss.
Some days it’s tough,
and some times a friend or two needs to help hold me up.
I endeavor to look toward the horizon and embrace hope,
because in the silent moments before dawn, anything is possible.