Your Lonely Walk Home, by Aurelia Ren

It was fascinating:

You just heard in the silence.

In the emptiness of the ghost street Suydam,

you heard the earth move…

the universe existing.

And you weren’t afraid of what might be behind you or around you.

You just stood in the middle of the street with your eyes closed,



Noticing the stars for the first time.

Until the drunk wore off,

And you began again

to fear the subtle noises of the night,

On your lonely walk home.

– Aurelia Ren