Phibby Venable The 2River View, 6.3 (Spring 2002)

Blue Shadows

In the blue shadows of night
there is a song playing without
sound or lyrics
it is heard by the man with no
ears and the woman with no
wares in the market place
it is a chaste song
gone awry seeking an audience
this is different, said a boy,
swinging his legs to no tempo
hanging on to each word
that was not there
and humming a divine tune
of compliance

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