|Listen, oil on gessobord, 8 x 10 in, 2010 Sharon Kingston|
The rich and the happy can choose to keep silent,
no need to bid for attention.
But the desperate must reveal themselves,
must say: I am blind
or: I am going blind
or: it's not good for me here on Earth
or: My child is sick
or: I am not holding it together...
But when is that really enough?
So, lest people pass them by like objects,
sometimes they sing.
And sometimes their songs are beautiful.