George Witte


George Witte Poems

1. Thaw 12/9/2016
2. Strays 12/9/2016
3. Ceremony 12/9/2016
4. Night Tennis 12/9/2016
5. Just Cause 12/9/2016
6. Hide And Seek 12/9/2016
7. Mr. Nobody 12/9/2016
8. The Duettists 12/9/2016
9. Brightening Glance 3/27/2015
10. Uh-Oh 3/27/2015
Best Poem of George Witte

Uh-Oh

No photograph records
that day's unmaking roar.

Things ripped from skins,
words from definitions.

Letters distilled until
incomprehensible,

whistles, clicks, thrummed diphthongs
an underwater song

too deep for human ears.
We wept, or cursed in fear,

beseeched unanswered phones
Please God, alone,

walked home in single file.
The broken and defiled

crept close within our space,
affording grace

we disregarded, lost:
two beams a blackened cross,

missing person fliers,
watch warped by fire.

No...

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