Silence is subversive
At the end of a performance it’s demoralizing
At the end a of a discussion it’s probably rewarding
At the end of the busy day it’s relaxing
At the end of a boring day it’s jarring.
It isn’t always golden
It isn’t always desirable or even achievable
But it is worth reveling in sometimes
It is both pain and paradise
It is ideal in small doses
And it shouldn’t only be found in the final resting place.