auditory suppression…

auditory suppression

when death
comes
in
large numbers
all
at once
it’s
like
a sudden
down pouring
of
rain
that floods
our
consciousness
shaking us
to
our very core
but
child death
from
hunger
is more
like
a steady
dripping
in
the background
that
we soon
learn to ignore
that
sound
we hear
every
ten seconds
a child’s death
a child’s death

 

 

3 thoughts on “auditory suppression…

  1. We could also make the same argument using covid deaths. So many people died on 9/11 and we hurt for all those who are still mourning, but it is a drop in the bucket compared with those who have died from covid. And covid deaths have all but become preventable. During the pandemic we are finding childhood hunger is decreasing dramatically because the government is helping by supporting low-wage incomes. Yes I pay taxes happily to support these government programs. Oops, I seem to be taking up a lot of bloggers’ real estate with my opinions today.

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