Why is silence not honoured?
Why can we not be in another’s presence and wait?
Wait for the words to be primed by reflection –
to spill forth and overflow from the heart.
we become a cog; transferring external motion to engage with another.
Engage in ‘interesting’ conversation, letting our mouths carry sound;
competing for knowledge – knowledge by rote.
Society perceiving this transaction as intelligent.
~ Kelly Hartland