by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
and the crowd looks past you.
and the crows comment.
and the controllers look at their watches.
and the jury quiets with silent thoughts of other things.
I hear you.
Listen to hear every word.
Imagine your word pictures.
Follow your story.
Want your insight.
Ask questions about the theme.
The crowd looks past you
and I separate from it.
The crows gather
as I leave.
The controllers look at their watches
while I look forward to our time together.
The jury quiets
and I am persuaded by your expressiveness.
So, don’t bring up that old argument
that no one is listening to you.
You don’t have to win that crowd.
I am listening to you, my precious one.
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