In the Quiet of the Evening

In the quiet
the quiet of the solitary evening
my ears are laid to rest

I do not have the usual music playing
to remind me
to excite
to awaken
to inspire me

Instead there is stillness
a slight hum from the motherboard
a distant helicopter buzzing east

I cup my left ear to hear the sounds in the proposed silence
and they are magnified
almost sound as if a hundred crickets are singing me to sleep

This absence of noise is welcome
my ears need a break
my mind needs space
my heart needs to feel, ache, mend, hope.

 

 

 

3 Comments

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3 responses to “In the Quiet of the Evening

  1. ron

    but mostly u need the noise
    no matter what it may be
    silence can be deafening
    keep up the good work
    love ya

  2. Carol

    Excellent piece, Jen!

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