Sunday, July 16, 2023

The Wind

People talk. It’s most striking
Anywhere scenic, quiet.
There’s maybe the wind, a bee,

Maybe a few birds calling
Or not. If a car pulls up,
Like as not, a door opens

And out comes the sound of talk.
A lizard may be doing
Chin-ups on a rock. Beetles

May be exploring a spruce.
They all communicate, but
People talk. Two people talk,

Families talk, hikers talk.
When they get back in their cars,
It’s noticeable again.

Again the dominant sound
Is the wind, which you notice
Since you’re alone and don’t talk.

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