Silently, I listen.
Silently, I listen for the sounds a safe world makes,
The sighs of satisfaction, low chuckles deep within,
Long, even breaths drawn over calm hearts,
The yes, yes, yes of affirmation.
Silently, I listen and silence I have heard.
(written after too many tragedies, both national & personal)
Caption: Silently I listen by Annmarie Throckmorton, 2006 (my ear).