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a sudden silence (for morton feldman)

by Brian Lee


in my life
a sudden silence
what do you change?
and now
why not change?
or if you listen
why not listen?

are you changed by listening?

*

what is time to fill with?
until it's over
now sense like smoke
rising but never risen

or if before you change
I find you
and you are you
and I am other

*

once
              like a storm ending
again
              and it is written
again
              like a world
and again
              with barely any pressure on the string
as the first time
              again the first time
again as the first time
              a wound
a wound indicates

*

and now again
a sudden silence
worn paper thin
between us

or a silence containing
neither answers nor questions

like a storm ending
as if it had never
     happened

or cold and dry
like between friends who speak no longer

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