Saturday, October 20, 2018

Allowable Losses (Day 640)


Wrapped blue velvet cloak 

of soundless footsteps loud 

vacant seats  poetry begins 

and you succomb to polished 

hallway floors  past closed doors 

behind which word-waves 

surge so still and silent  gentle 

graphite shushing crinkling 

paper  shoes shuffle nervously 

beneath those creaking chairs  

like justice poisoned  trust 

suspended  truth is shifting  

weighing brittle branches until 

they break  nothing has changed 

but time  suspended  bent and 

gnarled  endless work upended  

tossed and searched   allowable 

losses silenced  now  repeat



(c) 2018, by Hannah Six


Image: Bengt Nyman (CC BY 2.0)