Who Needs Sight?

This poem was from this week’s Living Poetry Prompt, believe it or not.


Who Needs Sight?

I’d rather be blind
than struck deaf.

Vision is too distracting.
I don’t need eyes
in the back of my head
to hear someone approach.

Who needs sight
when we swim
in an ocean
of sound?

Bubbling laughter of women
Harsh taunts of blue jays
Summer wall of cicadas
Distant mourn of coyotes

Tip tap of falling rain
Cursive swirl of wind
Sharp crumbling leaves
Singular silence of snow

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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4 Responses to Who Needs Sight?

  1. Morrow Dowdle says:

    Beautiful description and sentiment.


  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Lovely!The image gives it a totally different dimension.


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