Silence in the cafeteria door.

A sudden change in climate,

Men turned to boys stare in silence

at their hands, or the floor.


Silence in the classroom.

No one talks,

No scraping of chalk,

flowers failing to bloom.


Driving through the park,

No use for the stereo,

Driving towards the evening star.

No one does homework, 

just relives the scenario.

Silence in the community. 



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