The flicker of a whisper appears in my ears.
I hiss a response, in kind.
Only one international phonetic alphabetic difference between:
In the English language.
voiced and voiceless.
Aspirated or otherwise.
My eyes narrow.
Simply evidence of closer observation and inspection,
no signal of disbelief.
Curiosity is the momentary suspension of belief.
Mettle of metal
in the seriousness of this series of silence.