Quiet and No more

Quiet and No More

By Michele Habel-Coffey

The car just started beeping

Beeping beeping beeping

Bleating and pleading

And beeping

I waited and walked

Walked and waited

And it just kept beeping

So I waited

Then I stopped

I crossed my arms

I looked right at the beeping car

No-one came

I walked again

I don’t remember when it stopped

But I was suddenly aware of the quiet

The beautiful quiet

Just quiet

Quiet

And no more