Haiku: A Moment of Peace

 

blue morning sky
seagull alights on lamppost
hush! – solitude

 

This was a scene I witnessed this morning while waiting for the bus. It was a busy street; all around me was the suburban hustle and bustle of commuters making their way to their jobs in the city. The traffic was already building up. As for me, I had just missed the first bus and was irritated about being late to work. As I sat there grumbling wordlessly, I noticed a movement in the sky – it was a lone seagull in a graceful swoop, the breeze buffeting his wings as he alighted on the lamppost. When his feet touched he was still, a silent king against the light of the rising sun. And just like that, for the first time that morning, I felt it : a moment of peace.

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