On Being Interrupted
When you’re convinced you’re nobody
you tend to talk too fast,
because whoever wants to listen to a nobody
and after all whatever could there be for a nobody to say?
Only a somebody talks slowly and precisely
in clear ringing tones,
confident that they are being listened to.
Realising this truth early on in life
was the reason I started to write;
at least I could snatch the chance to articulate
and avoid being interrupted by somebody…