I need silence to think.
Redwoods, the explosion of wave against rock,
The ocean, I mean the silence of solitude.
I need rest to recover
From fun, people, travel
Depleted, I need to sleep, to stop conversation,
I need a world of peace,
Of belief in equality and compassion,
Not what the leaders of this country are
Offering, I need solace
I need optimism,
I need silence.