Monday, August 15, 2011

Golden silence

Anticipating the sound of the
refrigerator compressor
the birds chirping madly
the dog snoring quietly, blissfully
on my lap.
There is no other sound or
family voices arguing, debating
no rock stars shrieking 'poison'
footsteps stomping overhead in a hotel
sea lions barking madly on a pier
freeway traffic horns and screeches
are far away now
because I am home at last
after vacation
and no one else is here.

(Posted for One Single Impression, "Silence", 8/15/11)


  1. Oh there is no sound like home-alone silence, minimally interrupted by the clacking keybooard.

  2. Ah, yes. I am usually more relaxed at home than on vacation myself.

  3. The picture put a smile to my face. Nice poem as well...a perfect poem for the theme of silence.

  4. Ah, yes, bliss! A vacation from THE Vacation!


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