Tuesday, June 12, 2012


listen 

a quiet one
remembers speaking
remembers not being heard
words dismissed
ignored by pre-emption
a louder voice
something more interesting
by plain rudeness
even the whisper was lost
in resistance to repeat
what was unheard 

now
when his voice dares
the scarcity of his words
attracts an audience 

the hushed silence
is theirs 

Barry DeCarli
June 12, 2012
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