The Still, Small Voice

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