April 6 : Easy Way Out

by allisonkujiraoka

Wait.  Did you hear that?

I was told to listen, but I need help.

When that blessed silence comes,

I don’t want to open my ears to anything else.

The force of effort to strain against it defeats me.

So please come as a clanging cymbal instead,

or a break with tradition.

Part the hours, stop the clock

so that I incline my ear and

look you in the eye.