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
giggling.

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?

Comments

  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.

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