"There was a silence with things going on in it." ~ Dorothy Parker
Here is a lovely one of the Grand Canyon.
Here is the space you left for my apology.
And here I am, filling it with a car door slam.
Here you are pounding away at the tent stakes,
And this is me, failing at sleep.
Here is a close-up of a redwood with its heart cut out,
And here we are driving through it.
Here is the same fight with only the words changed,
And here is that road we got lost on.
This one didn't quite come out —
It was supposed to be of the heat
Rising up off the asphalt.
This is where the radio stuttered and died.
Here is a silence with things going on in it.