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Voice Calling For Personal Change

January 24, 2017

Voice Calling for Personal Change

The voice in my head does not
cry wolf,
still it despairs
of being listened to,
though its timbre’s sharp
as glisten on fresh snow–

but oh how it carps,
and always on a per diem–
so, I pay it

no mind,
until its call fades to shadow
in a cave,
if shadows were furred, fanged, clawed,
if caves flattened
into fields,
and as if fresh snow
still glistened somewhere
which it surely does
at least for a little longer,

as if, too, my personal change
could actually affect all that–things
like snow
and glisten
and wolves.


drafty sort of poem for Brendan’s prompt on Real Toads about voices in our heads, and also for open link night.  Drawing is mine but based on diorama at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.