Anecdoche


“Anecdoche: a conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening” – John Koenig’s Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The most important comes first

Followed by the one that makes a good point

Followed by the solution

Followed by the answer

Followed by

Confusion

A question 

Still unanswered

Ears are closed

As the walls crumble 

The foundation 

Disintegrates into the waves

Crashing against a weathered cliff

That held the truth

We speak louder

Now yelling over voices that don’t know what they are saying 

But struggle to exist 

Above the crowd

Of arrogance

And pompous self importance

That will win awards

And elections

And hearts

Before it implodes the carriers from the inside out

A ticking time bomb

That rode in 

Inside the horse

A gift of friendship that was greeted with an important speech 

Talking 

Talking 

Talking

STOP

Listen

To the sound of your silence

Listening

Beyond the mechanics of the cochlea

Processing 

Comprehending 

Building understanding beyond yourself

A room full of speakers

Is just noise

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