I close the shutters

 

I close the shutters

on the windy night—fox barks

to someone else

 

I close the shutters

on a scrap of moon

not enough light

to see the owl

passing

 

I close the shutters

silently not to disturb

the watchful hare

 

I close the shutters

on the night

where clouds tussle with moonlight

and the meadow runs

with silence

 

I close the shutters

enclose the night calm

within these walls.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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