There Is a Dull Murmur

By Susan Thompson

There is a dull murmur punctuated by footsteps and bells together with distant voices with an occasional high note

The rustling of paper

Mostly though it is quiet

And if you listen

A silence in the far off reaches into the healing space


Susan Thompson lives in Oak Bluffs, has an M.A. in art history, and has taught a poetry workshop in the Oak Bluffs School.