The Same Song – Mitchell David Ring (The Light is On)

If the message were clear

then everyone would understand it

and we wouldn’t have to sit here

listening to the same song over and over

hearing each time anew the whispers between lines

the words lost amid reverberating chords

music to drown out the noise

and to keep us company as further we go

down through places our eyes refuse to see

At the end we find the broken note we wrote for ourselves

and hear it as if for the first time

read aloud by a voice that knows

what it is to speak when no one is listening

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