another daydream

another daydream

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

"Dead Journalist"

Dead Journalist

October 2nd.
There’s a blank column
staunch as a pillar
on page A27
of the Washington Post
reserved for the writer
who would have had
something to say,
who has something to say
by effacement.
The stop of speech
hits like stone, like matter.
But what matters doesn’t
...when tangibles tangle
our pleasantries.
The sinews of silence
stand up, stand anyway,
ready to run for their life.