silent

silence
silence silence
television drone
keyboard tap-tap
meow then purr
silence silence
vaunted and wished for
silence
tiredoffightingfornothing
silence

beach, small soft sound
then echo
quiet
silence o
close friend
of so many years,
you gape now like you didn’t then
you take now like you wouldn’t then
you break now like you couldn’t then

but there’s nothing here
to hear it.

sent/unsent
heard/unheard
pick up pieces/fall apart
wait
silence
echo
echo
in the quiet of night
that which seemed clear muddies
that which feels wrong screams to right
silence silence
silence

I don’t know how much I know, not anymore.

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One thought on “silent”

  1. your three most recent poems ( ie, this one and the two before) have a remarkable spiral quality to them, almost like you are moving closer and closer yet at the same time acknowledging elusiveness… it’s quite moving and compelling.

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