The Muttering City

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Dedicated to you, Theodora.

Quietly saying in an indistinct way
An interpreter’s worst nightmare
Spoken softly under ones breath
Inaudibly stuttered phrases

Ethay utteringmay itycay

Strange sounds along the street
Whispers echoing on buildings
Floating up to the grey clouds above
That make their own hushed tone

Ethay utteringmay itycay

Umbrellas mumbling to each other
The quick gossip of shoes slowing
A decrescendo in the steady buzz
As all unwind too hear the undertone

Ethay utteringmay itycay

The pattering of peaceful drops
Like undisclosed tears of joy
Stress and discomforts revealed
Leaving only relaxed comfort

Ethay utteringmay itycay