Silent Streets

I'm standing in the middle of the road
with nothing but silence around me.
I shut my eyes, and I can hear
a car sputtering for life a few streets away.
I hear two voices, soft, a boy and a
girl probably, because there is spontaneous

I listen harder, and I begin to hear the sounds of the city.
More cars,
More people,
Horns honking,
Music is coming from somewhere.
But my street is quiet and deserted, so
I stay standing in the middle.

I'm afraid though. If
I stay here too long, and
become accustomed to the silence,
will I notice the sound of an
on-coming car?

1 comment:

  1. I've done this lying in the middle of the road. It doesn't last long because that last fear grows very real and distracts from the beauty of the silent street.