Ears

I handed in my β€œears”
I’ve had my four weeks trial,
they made me feel
like cotton wool
was stuffed inside my head.
So please be patient with me
if it takes a little while,
to interpret all the syllables
in the sentence you just said.

When I have trouble hearing you
against life’s background hum,
and ask you,
for the third time,
to please repeat yourself,
is not because I wasn’t listening
inattentive, scattered brained or dumb,
the reason I can’t understand
is because I’m slightly deaf.

Β© ceenoa