Sometimes They tell you things you need to hear
Sometimes They tell you things you shouldn’t hear
Sometimes They won’t be quiet at all, even if you don’t understand
Sometimes You wish others could hear, but they’re listening to themselves


Travelling by train from Paris to Milan,
Spooked and saddened from too much movement;
My uneasy rest was cut short by the customs official demanding my passport
I had been in one of those sleeps which do not let go …


Stella Omega

My daughter was a stay-awake baby. Sometimes, to shorten the process, we would load her in the car and drive out into the lyrical Pennsylvania countryside, watching the colors of night gather in the sky, the green trees …

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