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Overture to Silence by James Morehead

July 2, 2011

Overture to Silence

by James Morehead

stop for a second
sit on your urban sofa
see if you can find
                              silence

switch off your T.V.                and washer
                               and radio                    and dryer

send your kids away
give your wife the Eaton's card

turn off your central heating's hsssss

close all your windows
                                    and doors
cut your power and water
disconnect flourescent hummm

go deep in your basement 

        and wait

        patiently

        until

        there are no sirens
                                       or barking dogs

and wait until you can only hear
that spider walking across your arm
carefully squeeze
                             hold your breath
silence

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