Today I really have nothing to say

Or is it,

that I do not want to say anything.

You see,

I have started listening now.

Not just to birds and people

But to the sound of air

that teasingly touches my skin,

as it enters and exists the nostrils!

I am listening to water

which runs when the tap is open

And when it is gulped down the throat.

I listen to the fire

When I light the burner to cook

And hunger flares in the stomach.

I am listening,

To the sound of silence,

Between words, chirps, ticking of clocks

It speaks to me

Of it’s presence

Which I can no longer ignore

Yes, I am listening.

©️Deepti Vishwanath

27.2.2020