We watch but don’t wait

We rush without further reading

We talk without hearing a thing

We type in total silence

We taunt in total secrecy

Stepping out is hard enough

Standing still even harder

Listening is a lost art

Online you can simply mute everyone else

Face to face is often a fantasy

A scene is simply one more soundbite for today

A post or share or like can’t sum up a soul

Beliefs can’t be tossed like grenades in hearts’ bunkers

They are shared in safety, heard side-by-side


(Thanks for photos. Top photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia; Bottom photo by Korney Violin)