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 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 responses to “In the Quiet of the Evening”
but mostly u need the noise
no matter what it may be
silence can be deafening
keep up the good work
Excellent piece, Jen!
i read. And I liked.