Things tick, whir, spin, hiss,
chat, shout, growl, and roar
both within and without.
The noises and activities
inside this body are little different
from the clocks, washing machines, heaters, refrigerators,
telephones, computers, technology, and timers
that surround and sometimes fill my space.
Is it any wonder that it’s difficult to hear
the still small voice within
when everything conspires
to drown it out?
© Penny Kelly, 10.31.2011