All Ears

All Ears

My ear follows me wherever I go—

they are my devoted pets at each end.

There are times I fear they will overhear

dim thoughts brewing inside my browsing brain

which guides me over the hurdles of life.


When I was a child, my ears were happy

when yelling in tunnel passage,

yet now quiescently charmed at concert

when I retired in elder dotage….


I’ve always been happy to hear from you

whether you were an old acquaintance, friend

from a bygone historical era,

or someone whom I have plum forgotten.

My heart tells me that it is in my ear….

–Kevin T McEneaney


Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden and Longing
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