There is no silence
Like the unanswered call:

Cadenced silences
Chop out the growing horror
Like chunks of finger
On a cutting board.

Such perplexion as the
Silence drones on and on;
Questions spin like spiders
Entangling nerves in elaborate traps.

Edges of imagination
Snare the cogwheels of reason;
I cannot rest for the
Hollow pounding of my plastic heart.

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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