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Voices

Voices

 

When I say I

Do I mean you?

I think so

Better, I mean we,

Which is why to write this down

Oh, there’s an aiming for

Catharsis, I suppose

Even the wonderment in sharing

Engagement, interaction

Argument of the classical kind

We are dealing in close matters,

After all

 

But this can’t be exercise for me

No, not nearly enough

I’d keep it and never let it out

There is or should be a need to catch it

An interest in lifting the glove

I will do what I can

And hope you’ll join me in the yard

Where we can wad this up

Listen to it krinkle

Who knows, there might be have some weight

To throw it like a ball

Certainly,

It shouldn’t stove our fingers

Not for that reason

 

We can play catch until

It’s time to go inside

Where I’ll write something new

You can, too

I won’t persuade you

We’ll have more to talk about

And more with which to play

 

C L Couch

 

 

BTS Pop Store, Paris, France

Photo by Rots Marie-Hélène on Unsplash

 

Voiceless

Voiceless

 

Who has no voice

Has had it taken away

 

We cry when born

We speak into the world

 

Who might grab that

With metal hands

And plastic intention

Abducting

Our first talent

 

Who has nothing

Will take yours, take

Mine

 

Save for the parable

And prophecy of Nathan

In which one who has

Too much

Takes more

 

Takes yours, takes mine

 

C L Couch

C is for Chorus

C is for Chorus

 

We bend our knee to no one;

No one surrenders to us

 

Human players are tragic:

Even in our comedies, vicious

 

We bend our knee to no one;

No one surrenders to us

 

What we see can blind, but

Unlike Oedipus can’t self-maim

 

We bend our knee to no one;

No one surrenders to us

 

Our role is comment for you

Who attend our seeing-place

 

We bend our knee to no one;

No one surrenders to us

 

Like Antigone, we’re horrified

In forsaking our heroic dead

 

We bend our knee to no one;

No one surrenders to us

 

Cynics abandon Parnassus;

We will stay, the human voice

 

We bend our knee to no one;

No one surrenders to us

 

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