“Come away from that window Dad. It’s dark outside, everyone can see in.”
“Don’t sound like darkness to me.”
“Dad, there’s water on the floor, it’s dangerous. Go the other way or you could slip.”
“Don’t sound like danger to me.”
“I can’t come over tonight, Dad. Angie says I am not spending enough time with her. She’s questioning my committment.”
“Don’t sound like love to me.”
“I don’t know what you want me to do. The doctors are saying you won’t live without this treatment.”
“Don’t sound like life to me.”
“I am begging you, please take the chemotherapy. I don’t want you to die.”
“Don’t sound like death to me.”
we know baby
what it means
comes and goes
the tide of words
to the thoughts
and longings for
which the will forms
stands out as
do it or not
taunts us as
just a word
in the wash
Don’t Sounds challenge @Last
Listen to your Teacher
We had been warned.
Mrs. Warton always said, "Don't Sound".
We all knew the rules.
But Tommy never listened.
He's the dumbest person in my class.
For a ten year old, he's pretty lame.
We should have known he'd do it.
Two hands in a single pant pocket was his tell.
But we watched him take his safety horn out anyway.
Damn all of us for letting him sound.
He had no idea.
No clue to the repercussions of his buffoonery.
But neither did we.
Now we're sure to die.
All of us.
It this pit of frightened children.
With no one left to save the day.
"Don't Sound" -our teacher had always said.
We should have listened harder.