Sunday, December 9, 2018

John Sweet writes

the sound

the song like a river through your
mind and then the sunlight
and then the rain

only lasts for an hour or so and
then sunlight again, hills wrapped in
haze, all sounds reduced to the
silences that shape them

young girl found in the
corner of an empty room too
late to be saved

note is a blank sheet of paper

rope is tied to her parents’
fears and to their anger

stand where the river runs dry
just beneath her feet and
count backwards from a thousand

sing the song until the
words lose all meaning

until the sky
drains of all color

feels like the hopeless end of
autumn, even with these waves
of heat breaking all around you
Image result for girl in corner paintings Girl in Corner -- Eddie Schrieffer

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