Treasure Island

Terese Svoboda


The Listener


The silence water makes,
and waterfowl on their mark.

A made loneliness,
its stream runs uphill.

The dropped stone in water,
the cars in their circles.

Reflecting the bridge,
a skein of doubt.

And water tumbles down.
You had to open it.

A mad loneliness.
You had to, you had to.

Waves die, their reach is
not what it was, when it is.

You drive the wind
with the windows rolled.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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  • S. A. S. (12/12/2006 5:47:00 PM)

    this is one of those poems that you get a feeling for, but you can't quite explain it

    you can listen but not say it back again (Report) Reply

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