“I do not hear the scream, […] I am the scream. “ 
—  Edmond Jabès, From the Book to the Book


If I scream,

No one can hear

Over the clamor.


So, I whisper here

To pierce the fray,

Which fades to fire—


A burning to sear

The air free

For us to breathe.


Our throats gasp

The flames like water

Without redemption,


Except as syllables

To parse truth from lies.


(November 26, 2017)




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