Drew Hetzel : Not Enough Silence

Fall '10 TOC

Remember being

unafraid in the dark—


remember lone wilderness ceasing saying—dark silence of open space—gaps fill with
nothing—nothing——not these words—



remember stopping just before speaking—?

the words
border not so much on music or light, but on night


pupils dilate in the dark—night’s empty silent intent—


remember the stray pit bull who held your hand in her fleshy mouth, tongue pulsing on
your palm that summer midnight, pulling you along the rain washed street to that silence
glistening in her eyes—

to that secret known already by both of you—

you know it again, now, filled with no thing—

where would a stray dog lead you anyhow?

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