by Shawn Allen

Find the night-silence
in the quiet;
the still point that exists
outside the hours
and textures of the day.
Become the stillness,
become Omphalos,
and the world and heavens
turn about you.
Surrender, return
to unity beyond judgment
or duty or desire;
beyond self.
For an instant,
just a moment
then return
and tell us your stories.