Enemies of silence (a poem)

Inspired by a line sung by Tanner Deraitus at last night’s Everett Poetry Night.

The enemies of silence
are everywhere

Half the time
they don’t even know they’re doing it

Their stealth shields them
from even themselves

The war is fought
behind lines no one sees

The enemies of silence
fight from within

waiting to bring out
the big guns

(8 December 2017)