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#955787 added April 4, 2019 at 1:38pm
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April 4, 2019: Night Noises
Night Noises

Noises
random echoes in the night:
         distant sirens reverberate,
                   jolt me awake.

I doze off.
Metro helicopter buzzes the neighborhood,
         its spot light shining
                   through the closed vertical blinds.

Awake again!
Did I hear gun shots?
Was that a car backfiring?

I reach for my smartphone,
         and check the time.

Midnight!
I click on the prayer app,
         say the Midnight prayer1,
                   and intone the Table of Ahmad2.

I stare into the darkness
         waiting for sunrise
                   I pray for a few seconds of sleep
                   before my day begins.

Poet's Note:

Footnotes
1  A prayer written by 'Abu'l-Baha.
2  Prayer revealed by Baha'u'llah.

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