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.
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