A manner of words will carry weight
for the listener
far more likely than that speaker
for whom the end never arrives.
There is a wisdom in the quiet –
when will we ever understand difficulty
is far beyond
a matter of chosen explanation.
Might we sacrifice peace of mind
rather than finding a way to live
accepting thoughtful compromise.
Certainly one cannot fathom
a notion of defense
would overcome the deceit apparent
is fraudulent dialogue.
A communication designed around time
once revered in a clocked day
become weeks of truth.
Days begin weeks become months
the years fly by,
and yet words once shared
do now become a travesty of time.
We are in the throes of this ‘human condition’
tossed about like pawns by our own volition.
© Thom Amundsen 8/2020