Behind Turned Backs

March 24, 2008
By Sylvan Tsai, New City, NY

Shhh! Be quiet-
And don't talk so loud!
Do you want them to hear us?
'Cause they're listening
(when are they not?)
and they can't help what they hear.

So tone it down- don't get us caught
They won't like it if they hear
It's a secret, so don't talk about it!
Whisper, whisper—
Shut up! They'll hear!
Someone's always listening.

So whisper quietly behind turned backs
And pray you won't be caught
You'll never know what a person hears
And you won't want to find out.
Don't you know? Can't you tell?
They're listening right now.

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