Erik Larson


Enlightenment In A Whisper - Poem by Erik Larson

would you believe me if I said
I want to rip my chest open
gouge out my heart
and throw it at the world
if I only had a voice
then would my lips they speak me
if i only had a clue
then would my vices fail me
and the holy bottom of a plastic
bucket
filled with sand from the will-der-ness
would pour out into the lake of my
placidity
then would i speak from my watery grave
it is finished
then would you hear me and I would have my say
and isn't it true
we all really believe in our hearts
that the highest form of communication,
is a broken radio?
emitting silence and soundless waves pouring forth
into the stratosphere
making us calm
the one-two punch of our hearts-beat
violated by the pin drop
for every beat has a rest,
a rest, breaker/breaker
enlightenment
in
a
whisper.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010


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