Robert K. Johnson
Bio Note: My poems are spins on our everyday world, which has always gripped me much more than science-fiction worlds. A now retired English Professor, I taught for many years at Suffolk University in Boston. I also for several years was Poetry Editor for Ibbetson Street magazine. I have had several collections of poems published.
To Be Hard of Hearing
It's as if you are in the children's twilight game of chasing fireflies on a dark lawn, trying to capture them in a bottle as they float swiftly by lighting up and blinking off. Except the fireflies are words flashing at a loud party and you hope to catch the key words so that—all evening long— you can comprehend the subjects talked about. Except you are not in fact a child and it isn't just a game and finally, exhausted, you long for dead silence.
©2021 Robert K. Johnson
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