1900 Voices.

1900 voices

in my head

saying nothing,


but not gentle, their silence

damning as they talk to each other,

whispering away,

laughing away

in the tranquillity of no noise,

no reached hand

to include, only

to ignore; these

1900 voices

in my head,

a pay for view

no attention

and I feel the turning away.


Ian D. Hall 2017