SHOUTING INTO EMPTY

shed
From the shed window
  


SHOUTING INTO EMPTYI'm trying to shout to shout outloud     but not      one    faint         echo … …  no sound to    reverberate,or to       resonate, or to  simply murmur.shouting loud into empty        Is not easywords string out and    float   away           away               away                  away            bubbles,             pipe-streamed       bubbles,                small,          floating,             spinning,trying to touch, to find,     seeking                   infinityAre YOU thereAre you THEREAre you    Somewhere               out there?lurking,hiding in the shifting space       between this cry and the      frozen voidthat islands me, you behind screen and    wire and           wave?Fingers tap tap tapping,rhythms crying to be sungI SHOUT my slow-winged words,       searchingfor the tune to           flow them …      Do you hear? Does your hand reach out to gently catch my shouted,         silent words, to capture them       drifting ,  drifting        fading,              dying   dying  dying I shout    OUT 
      …. silent?silence .

I shout myself at youI shout the form that shifts         the haze,that fades into time,that leaves           no echo,    no trace,no sound when I shout   out loud     into empty …

Jean Law 2012 – 2017 Copyright




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