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February 14th, 2021Local Lines

Silence and Pain

Silence and Pain

Silence has its own music
It remembers the drift of sounds
the curdle of words

Pain presses insistently
but when absent is more gone
than music from an unplugged wireless

Silences break with a whisper a gong a hum
Pain withdraws and quickens
soundlessly

Bill Wootton

Bill lives in Hepburn Springs, sometimes silently, sometimes painlessly.

Local Lines comes mainly from a group of local poets but other submissions are always welcome. To have a poem considered for publication contact Bill Wootton at cottlesbreedge@gmail.com



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