Hours Beyond Midnight

Hours Beyond Midnight - A Reflection...

02.25am Silence from the farthest point

audible in its intensity

a moment of realignment

a solitary voice stutters

and falls silent

04.25am a hint of a breeze

born in an icy scream

freezes the stars

in the pre-dawn sky

04.42am silence



and myself

pull toward the warmth

of our survival

04.47am the silence is broken

by the breeze

whispering to the palms

a chill voice

telling of the dawn

04.55am a leopard coughs

shattering the sky

[into fragments]

05.06am a lion roars

beyond the dark

beyond the chill

and is quiet


was it a rumour


except for the breeze

blowing into the mind
by Leigh Kemp

South and East African Safaris
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