Listening

I am listening for that pin to drop and a moment of complete silence before everyone starts talking at once.

I am listening for someone to interject common sense into the mix of babble. 

I’m listening for that perfect note sung in a choir that resonates to my core.

I am listening for that dinner bell to ring and no one to say I am still hungry.

I am listening for the hoot of an owl outside my bedroom window at night.

I’m listening for his sigh of contentment.

I am listening for that final countdown.

I am listening to the gentle patter of rain against the roof.

I’m listening for the timer on the microwave to ding.

I am listening for the good news to counter the bad.

I am listening for that sharp intake of breath before a woman screams in a horror film.

I’m listening for that silent prayer to be answered.

I am listening for those three little words. I love you.

I am listening for that golden silence.

I’m listening for my sons cry in the night that a soothing hand on the back will lull him back to sleep.

I am listening to the clash of thunder following a lightening strike.

I am listening for that gasp of delight after trying a new ice-cream flavor.

I’m listening for that last shot of war where harmony follows.

I am listening to life.


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