Nocturnal Talons, a poem by Mary Harwell Sayler:
A small animal squeals in the dark,
and I know just how he feels.
A night owl grabs me,
shakes me awake,
claws through my thoughts
until some psalm begins to soothe me,
and a piece of prayer reminds me:
You Are there.
Mary Harwell Sayler
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.