Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NAPOWRIMO April 19, 2017 Listening Deep

Listening Deep

“Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.  - Simone Weil

Words. Numbers. Paper.
Keyboard keys clicking.
Sailing the untethered mouse
over the edge of the desk.

Coffee. More coffee.
Crank the desk up and stand.
Four hundred steps
twice around the building.

Keyboard keys clicking.
More words. Numbers. Paper.
Reading, compiling, analyzing
Calibrating levels of distress.

All of it stopped to listen
to your words
even to your silence
we take a breath and just listen.

©2017 Noreen Braman

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