Enclosed Please Find Silence

Through my window filters distant traffic sounds,
the baby won't go down,
but just the same,
silence reigns-
Looking up from the deserted street
you could see a wan yellow light,
but the shades drawn shut mask me.
I replaced the moon,
drew the clouds across,
silence reigns-
If you looked up from the deserted street
I wouldn't see you, and you'd not know
what thoughts that curtain hid,
deduce the yellow glow
could be versified-
And silence reigns despite my wish to split it
with my intellect, chop it up and ship it-
to you-
I put on the same old song, hum the tune off key,
I can't carry the elusive melody,
but the song pounds in my veins-
and it carries me.
Music broken by the busy city
and the keyboard klikklack
assails my ears with
snippets of verse
I cannot write
for fear-
Mozart reigns.
Requiem winds down, song quavers, batteries die-
this time I don't think I can cry-
but I'll try-

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poem written by JASON PAUL FOX.
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copyright 2007 Jason Paul Fox