The Recent Reprise of Silence


There’s a certain shhhhhhh
when she holds her breath,
the slow and quiet death
of busy-ness and need for
brilliance. Her resilience
comes in these sea-salted
places, traces of ink pulled
over pre-stained skin. Begin
to know her here in this re
-flection, this change of
direction, and you’ll see: to
-morrow’s every bit as muted
as she molds it to be.


Prompted by Poetic Asides.



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2 Responses to The Recent Reprise of Silence

  1. Excellent. I love this poem.

  2. This morning I read that last line as “as she molds it to de”!
    “Pre-stained skin” is great. Also death of “need for brilliance” — but you don’t have to worry about that because your poetry is brilliant!

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