There was nothing to say. What could be said had been said.
More words could only be vanity.
Anyone of importance had already spoken. Nothing of great import had been said.
Perhaps if we had been listening things might have gone better.
Than they did.

The only great thing left to do was be quiet.
And keep your ears open.

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.

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