Ominous the Silence

September, 2020

Ominous the silence
of leaves before rain begins,
leaves that don’t move
but aren’t dead

rabbit in the grass
when the fox approaches
no wind stirs
the fragile hair
along its ears

Silence suffocates
leaves do nothing
the fox silent as
its tail-fur
lifts one paw
also silent

sky presses on eyes
silence holds forever
suspended like leaves
the rabbit
the fox
waiting