I listen with my heart
to the silence in your eye
you can choose
which silent eye I hear


words can still surprise
and take the listener to paradise
but when silent eyes don’t speak
is it because we are strong or weak?

I listen with my heart
the silence in you eye
makes me numb and deaf
what is that silent eye

words can surpass
any journey on any path
words can heal and set you free
are you listening to me?

I am still listening with an open heart
the silence in your eye tears me apart
speak, you have the choice – don’t fear
break the silence, let me hear

(c) 2011 – 2017 allen simpson

Dedicated to my cat Pikachu, who died today (February 11, 2017)

Photo copyrighted to Allen Simpson and Hanneliese Bredell