Moment of Silence

Have you ever heard
a moment of silence?
Of course not.
Someone always talks,
or a spoon drops
in the adjoining room.
A person shuffles
to his ticketed seat.
People place orders
at the concession counter.

But no one counts
concessions. No one
records who does
and does not observe
a moment of silence.
If you have failed
to participate and
spoiled an observance,
don’t worry: you will
have another chance.

Each of us
will experience
a silence.

June 22, 2011
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