Dec 11
poem 0 comments challenge: Misheard
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Don't Bother Murmuring Next Time


I must have misheard you when you leaned in and whispered those words.

Inaudibly

So I had to fill in the empty space___s
With what I wanted to hear.

I thought I heard you
Caring
But I wasn’t listening to your distracted eyes,
Nor had I extracted any meaning from the odd intonation
Which was really affirmation
Of a declaration
(That I didn’t want to hear).

I must have misheard you because I was straining too hard
To hear what you
Said,
And not what you
Meant.

Don’t bother murmuring next time.
My hearing has improved.