Force of Nature

Written by: Corinne Curcio

Is there truly anywhere
There is total silence?
Even one’s heart beats loudly

An ant’s footsteps thunder
A butterfly whips up a tempest
Trees breathe in and out
And rocks sigh contentedly

- Ugh - Toddlers nearby shatter my serenity

They are louder 
Than any surounding sounds 
Still, they are 
A force of nature
One has to reckon with 

August 1 poem #1 in a botanic garden