by JD DeHart
One has begun to strum
his fingertips like an instrument,
another meticulously plucks
her eyebrows when stressed,
and still another clucks his tongue
like a chicken.
We do not hear the slight rattle
of teeth grinding together
in the front row, but it is just another
strategy for soothing, for dealing
with the loud noises of life.
JD DeHart is the author of The Truth About Snails, a chapbook. His blog is jddehart.blogspot.com. DeHart is also a staff writer for Verse Virtual.