Eavesdropping 2013

Eavesdropping: A Gentle Thought


I’m happy I have nothing

Of importance

To report,

Not interested enough in things

To bring about suspicion,

Or to make mydeas* suspect;

That I’m much too unexciting

For my phone calls or my writing

To attract attention;

That I do not have to speak in code,

Can sculpt my ode

And shout it to the world.


Snooping, spying, prying, listening secretly:

None of these apply to me.

I’m such a boring girl.

Come at me planet!

Probe my words;

Those secret weapons: lob,

Nose round, bug everything I do.

I’m much too tedious a creature

To be interesting to you.


Eavesdropping: A Gentle Thought 11.4.2013

Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin

*how clever of me to enrich the English language so.

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