when I got quiet

I noticed quiet

when I sat still

I noticed quiet

when I forgot the cell phone

I noticed quiet

when I saw the beautiful full blossomed lavender tree

amongst all the not-yet blossomed trees

I noticed quiet

when I placed my bare feet up

facing the clouds

reclined my back towards His grip 

I noticed quiet

when all around me was

as still as an artificial flower 

I noticed quiet

when the extremely faint sounds of sirens, car horns, and airplanes taking off 

became almost impossible to hear

I noticed quiet

It wasn’t until I heard the whisper to go outside

instead of remaining in

to find “that park” I happened upon

parked my car

took off my shoes

reclined

grabbed my book

rested my mind

and read

did I notice quiet

I owe you an apology, quiet

because

I MISSED YOU

Written by Angela Riddick, Poetic Mustard Seeds. Copyright 2019. All work is protected. 

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