how to mingle with silence
{and memorize cool}


you think this will be easy

i’ve heard the teeth of a grasshopper
grinding flour for dinner

and the call of a hawk
making promises of war


you think there is no pool

the sound of your heartbeat singing
will carry you home

water is liquid noise
and you are made of water


you think you want to scream

there is nothing to hold onto
so why can’t you let go

words never become compass
until you write them down




A poem a day for 30 days, in honor of National Poetry Month: Day 19
I’m participating in NaPoWriMo, and the Writer’s Digest Poem a Day Challenge
Today’s theme is a combo NaPo’s write a how-to poem, and PAD’s “cool”.


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