Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tell It to the Silence (a Poem for Day Twenty-Four of PAD)

I had some problems with this prompt, but I'm happy to report I was able to work through them and get something written before 1 a.m. Ack! Have I told you how tired I am? So tired I can't hear the rhythm anymore. I may move the lines around tomorrow.


For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Tell It to the (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Tell It to the Hand,” “Tell It to the Judge,” “Tell It to the Six-Foot Bunny Rabbit,” and so on.

Photo by Belovodchenko Anton
Let Silence Lull You to Sleep

Tell it to the Silence

Just when you think you’ve proven
you exist, there is no you. A pack of wolves
yips on hilly backyard topography, interrupting sleep-
lessness, sirens show off their interest
in emergencies, all these years later,
the sound of your words continues speeding
light years through each filament
of my common sense, blood pulses
in my temples like the squish
of footsteps through the muck my sorrow
has left behind. Only when I finally end
my breathing to leave myself,
will I find the silence I need
to fill the noise.


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