Perfect Silence

Perfect Silence

Perfect Silence

The monstrosity
Of man made machines
Violates a perfect
Silence .
Nature is spoiled .
Peace disconnected .
The servants must

have their masters
and The Masters must have
their due.

The time is made for killing
and kill is
what we do .
There’s no time left
to hear our breathing
or feel souls intact
and made whole .
No time left
for given mercies .
It’s the taking that we
must do.
And so our meditations
are flat
our hearts still and frozen ,
turning shades of blue .

We all simply
must continue
and do
what we must do

We prey
for the perfect silence
of simple aggregates ,
to come once again :
Those that we gather
all on our own alone
stone by single stone
and those gathered together
that are thrown
upon us both
by handful
and by a final spade .
Thus is the silence made .

2 thoughts on “Perfect Silence

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful complement . My favorites are Leonard Cohen , Sylvia Plath Maya Angelou, E.L.Pound, TS Eliot, Rumi , Federico Garcia Lorca , & the grittier (but sensitive), Charles Bukowski , & Irving Layton

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