Golden Hour

Street Scene _ Andre Derain - circa 1920.jpeg

‘Golden Hour’

The afternoon clock strikes

and you must sneak way.

There is a path

in need 

of your footsteps.

The light

warm and low

desires to find you.

The trees

have silent words

they need to tell you.

But none

will reach you

if you do not —

Stop time.

Pause.

Calm the noise.

Step off 

the world’s merry-go-round.

So slip away

to the place lit for you

by the golden hour.

For there

your magic awaits.

Art: Street Scene by André Derain, 1920.

Jessica Wilbert