a lunchtime moment

at lunch
I try to make
my own
little bit
of space
head lost
in a book
amid the noise
and babble
the talking
and chatter
in this crowd
of people
(too many people)
but their voices
creep into
my quiet
and their
can’t be
time flows
sand falls
my hour is up
I gather
and step out
as the door
swings closed
behind me
I’m enveloped
in silence
soft and gentle
on my ears
a blanket of peace
laid over me
just birds and footsteps
and the sound of my breath

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. I know that feeling – the company of people is lovely, but so is the sound of the world without voices sometimes. Very well expressed, I could see your moment very clearly! 😀


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