Altair Laahad


Silence Poem by Altair Laahad


Your silence of a time bomb
when you are escaping the cacophony
of a band clearing the path to your tomb
hides the tic toc of the lurking explosion;

You crouch as the naked ostrich
you sink your head in the Sahara sand,
you eschew the bang and clang
of the congregation around;

There, you forge endurance from the guts of a dumb universe
as your numb genius is ready to rise

Submitted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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