Cathedral

by Samuel De Lemos

As I enter the Cathedral;

I know the silence
and stillness
that only
early
mornings bring.

I bring my books,
my bible,

My poetry, and
My mathematical lessons.

Quietly
I play
My favorite jazz station.

Enough volume
so that
only I
could hear

The variations,
The rhythms, and
The switching
beats.

Enough volume
so that
Only I
could
Hear

The birds sing

in tune
With the wind.