On Silence

Quiet school week night

Traffic parked, empty pavements

Not even owls’ calls


n.b. Tonight in Portsmouth the air is filled with nothing but sounds of sleep, while the countryside of Somerset will be alive to the hoots and shrieks of various night birds. This silence is unsettling; un-natural.


CLP 23/10/2019

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité