Are you listening?

People talk

On subways,

On bridges.

In houses,

On cell phones.

In offices and

On buses.

Everywhere I go,

I see people talk.

Everyone I see,

Is talking.


Is anyone listening?

Do we just hear?

Or do we listen?

Do we really want to hear?

Or are we faking that too?

Yesterday night she called me up.

I picked up the phone

And listened.

She didn’t speak a single word,

But I heard it all.

Is it silence that we are looking for?

Some form of solitude in the cacophony of strangers?

Is it really possible to listen?


Posted on January 15, 2010, in Poem and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. this is by far one of the best I’ve seen…kudos! keep it up!

  2. good one

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