Whispers in Hallways (Written September 30, 2013)

Whispers in Hallways

 

There were whispers in hallways,

Phone calls no one wanted

Him to hear, email messages

 

Deleted the moment he walked

Into the room, passages

Cut from company books.

 

He was reluctant to leave the house,

Afraid he might invite looks

Of disapproval and scorn.

 

He felt safer inside,

Listening to music, watching porn,

Venturing out late at night

 

Into the all-but-deserted streets,

Resisting the urge to fight

The first fellow that came along.