Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Silence is Golden

One of them's in the living room
sacked out in the La-Z-Boy. All you can see
is a mismatched pair of slippers and
a loud pair of polyester stretch pants ankles.

The other's making an infusion of spices
mulled in Earl Grey. Rattling the Williams-Sonoma mugs
for all they're worth. But no matter how stylish,
the kitchen-clatter can't outweigh
that speaking silence.

They say silence is golden. This silence
doesn't call for a goldsmith. More like
a toxic-waste disposal expert.

--word salad

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