“Beware of the Quiet” by Ann Christine Tabaka


Do not allow the quietness

that saturates the halls of night

break through the dawn.


For it will shatter all perception

of time and space, grabbing

reality by the throat.


Then where will the sense

of priorities lie, except among

the fallow ruins of an ancient past,


defying the depth of disregarded

wisdoms, challenging all known facts,

until there is no truth left.


Adhere to the movement of slow

creeping convention, while the

lamented longings are just out of reach.

For the quiet is rooted deep within.


Ann Christine Tabaka lives in Delaware.  She is a published poet and artist. She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and two cats.  Her most recent credits are The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, The Metaworker, Raven Cage Ezine, RavensPerch, Anapest Journal, Mused, Longshot Island, Indiana Voice Journal, Halcyon Days Magazine, The Society of Classical Poets, and BSU’s Celestial Musings Anthology.

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