for a few minutes this morning
no dogs bark
no pigeons coo
air traffic is redirected, only god knows why,
to a different path
no siren calls for mercy hospital
no angry car boxed in double-parked
no yelling down a telephone
no slamming doors in apt A
no screaming no no! no school today!
all are listening, waiting and ask,
how long will this quiet last?
when will it end?
and what shall i pen?