the way back home
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the way back home

a pledge of allegiance to silence and reflection

milkweed, new year’s day 2021 (out of the husk of the old, the seeds of the new) · ben wolfe

media chatters on like mind,
always another story to tell —

we talk and talk to ourselves
about what we do not know,

minds in our heads repeat
in chyrons over noisy streets

media interjects and competes
from every window

’til mind
is the breathless reporter,
broadcasting live

with endless speculation
(and no new information)

from the unfolding
disaster scene
of our own lives

— may 28, 2008 / january 10, 2021



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