Be surrounded
With tolerable information

White interior of a cloud
Insulated from news broadcasts,
Cell phone interruptions,
Instant messages on i-pad

This monastery,
A refuge from
Cloying data…
Had enough of that

Hover above Earth
Enveloped in mist
Incoming tide,
Full moons’ milky glow,
Gauzy sunlight

All those decisions

Comfort in the
Heart of a cloud

Tom Stock

Tom Stock has been involved in the Long Island environmental and outdoor education community for decades.

He has published two books; THE NISSEQUOGUE RIVER: A JOURNEY and HIDDEN AGENDA; A POETRY JOURNEY.He has also published many essays and poems in such journals as the Long Island Forum and The Long Islander.