GloPoWriMo 2019: 2/30

Today’s theme is Questions. I’ve taken inspiration from a quiz I did over the weekend.

Is Anyone There?

The next time you feel particularly sad,
In need of a set of ears,
Find yourself the closest balcony,
The closest rooftop,
Your closest gateway to the skies and open space,
And scream.

This coping mechanism works when you feel despair,
Anger,
Or anything, even happiness, really,
And feel like you have nobody to share it with,
Because here’s the thing:
It doesn’t really matter what you scream,
Whether utter gibberish, or coherent phrases –
Somebody will respond.

Flogsta is a classic example,
But there are examples everywhere you look,
Including my own hostel, where “Maaro, Maaro!” evokes a raucous,
“Thaaai, Thaai!”, even when nobody is getting hit.

So don’t be afraid of attempting to communicate,
Somebody will respond,
That response may be delayed because of the lightyears your sound needs to travel,
But somebody will reply.

The next time you feel particularly sad,
And you ask yourself,
“Whom can I talk to?”
Find yourself the closest balcony,
The closest rooftop,
And scream, with hope, and conviction:
Is Anyone There?

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