Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rodak's Writings: An Inadequate Poem

A Refusal to Mourn the Deaths, by Gunfire, of Twenty Children in Newtown

Others will write
grave syllables
of grief and horror
in stanzas heavy
as granite angels.

Mine is the silence
of the deus absconditus;
the silence of a doll
left waiting
on the pillow of an empty bed.