in a brown and barren restaurant!
Irrelevant - a silent picture on TV,
with background latin music playing on and on and endlessly.
Apparently the silent movies are still here,
and undecipherable, pointless music
rattling round my ears.
When sound and sight don’t mix,
it’s an unnatural trick,
like shouting ‘darling’ in a fury
or thoughtless words that freeze my heart all over.