I’m beginning to notice, something strange that happens
When others fail to listen to me.
I get angry.
Like a little child.
Afraid of the crises that might ensue.
“But wait! I see something wrong!
Please! Please listen to me!”
There are some days that it happens all around.
Others are too busy and overbooked to listen.
Then the kids won’t listen.
Then the dogs.
Then the cat– wait, never mind the cat isn’t biologically capable of listening to human.
And then among my children,
is my inner child.
Wanting to stomp her feet
I just need someone to care about what I have to say.
It gets pretty ugly.
The best I can do is treat everyone to ice cream.
Have a tea party.
Invite all those who won’t listen.
Shed a tear or two.
And carry on.