define silent –
certainly not golden.
constant interruptions
wallclocks, plumbing
sounds we never heard
curling up for the evening

certainly not golden.
do i clatter so, to stir the children,
hoping for occupation in noisy scolding?
what are you doing out of bed
you have school in the morning –

they sleep on. faces smoothed
by sweet night visions
simple needs met
constant inconscience

not golden. no,
unless fool’s gold
then I want for nothing:
you promised me so.