The Silence: September 10, 2001

Matthew Spira
Matthew Spira
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1 min readSep 8, 2019

Sgt. Christopher Gaylord —

We barbecue American-style
in the backyard
of our in-law’s house
in Western Ireland.
I tend to the grill
and drink beer
with the male in-laws.

Ethan runs
from one end of the yard
to the other
looking for ants
and other bugs.
He points and yells

Matthew Spira
Matthew Spira

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: