Silence

after the herons
and sparrows and
geese
have gone.

after the laughter erupts;
and
the tears are shed;
and
the merriment made,

i turn,

and
there
you
are.

Fifty miles away,
or fifty seconds?
you are never further
than right
here,
beside
me.

on this night
of kings and shepherds;
in the deepest silence,
I find
you.

only,

you.