John Sarvay

Rookie (1968 / Richmond, Virginia)

The Birth Of Loss

The silence came mostly between the tides –
in the deep tranquil moments
of gently lapping water
and occasional leaping perch;
between the low chime of bells,
murmured chants on wind.
The silence was carried
upon that strange ripple of rhythm:
the noticeable absence of gulls.

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