Friday, October 10, 2014

On being deaf

deciphering the ramblings of an old man. sputtering out vulgarities and chaotic drunken spurts. the train drags on, almost in sarcasm, the people praying that the man will get off at the next stop. he doesn't. covering their eyes... ...he's still there. his slurred speech. his rancid smell. he gets louder and louder and LOUDER. and people get annoyed! of course he's loud-- the passengers of this train can't hear him. shutting their ears. closing the doors of their being to a being less. as negligence and confusion emerges a feeling of inability, incompetence to listen 12 April 2000