Treasure Island

Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

(16 January 1968 / Umuahia, Nigeria)

Image of Silence


The image of silence
is a broken heart.
Melodies of silence, mournful,
are not consoled even by energies
of drums

And silence lingers
beneath the ripping soles of a
dancing crowd;
a breath of riot hovers above
a select ring of gluttonous clouds.

Beyond are totems of death
wearily hung toward the tunnel
of muted silence
with the chilled, fast-fading processes of
spot-language and the image of it.

Submitted: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 23, 2013

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