Thursday, December 25, 2014

The listener

He sat across from me
wearing peaceful eyes
and listened,
like someone 
counting the seconds 
between lightning and thunder
to tell how far the flash is.

I am never close.


  1. He sounds like the perfect compliment to one who is feeling the distance.

  2. Talk about closing the gap. I count the seconds between thunderclaps all the time! Nice to know that these childhood memories aren't just between me and myself. I feel that listening to someone is one of the most important things someone can do though. Misinterpreted conversation is quite a bummer.

  3. Two people, silence and light. Because light is faster than the sound.

  4. you are closer, still: you are inside ~