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The Lift

Do you like it?
The silence  inside the lift.

Yesterday while on my way to work
there we stand quietly and steadily
Inside the lift

I used to call it elevator 
at the age of four
But they call it Lift in here,
Down under.

Some  with earphones and 
Some with cell phones

A man with a suit
A young student, 
with too much make up.
A blonde lady, 
with too strong perfume.
A delivery boy 
with too red shirt that says "pizza hut"
and I staring at number five 

Everyone is avoiding 
and trying 
and avoiding 
Each others eyes

She inhales 
I exhales 
He stares at the floor
The girl plays with her phone 

A sound of a moving lift
And a voice that says " Level five"
was just so sweet in deed

Some thought 
it was awkward silence
But I thought maybe
Just maybe
there's a little beauty 
on this kind of silence

Genuine silence
So quiet
While I am surrounded
With Billions of thoughts

Perhaps it is,
Or maybe not

I don't know! 
Who knows?
Nobody, not even uncle Ben nor
Aunt Lisa.

But hey I'll ask you
Do you enjoy it? Will you enjoy it?
Or maybe disturb it?
Or talk to that Blonde lady
And ask her to use
Mild perfume?
Or sing a song?
Or whistle

But that time 
I just enjoyed it
the silence inside the lift.

Copyright © mon carlo tamine

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