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Tell-Tale Beat

The café is a cacophony:
walls of flat screen faces peer.
Two-dimensioned mouths that fill
with one dimensioned noise.
Man and woman in muted grays
sit across from one another, 
eyes blind in binary blaze.

Could there be a moment when
one could attend amid the sound
to listen to the subtle pause:
the quiet standing in between?
Hearing makes us mad with wonder
or perhaps the silent beat
drives us to lucidity.

To support the poet’s benign coffee addiction: Coffee.