Max Reif

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Voices That Call Attention To Themselves - Poem by Max Reif

Who are those men
whose voices loud in a room
of talkers pierce
through the general drone
of words going up
like smoke, becoming indistinct,
or like the buzz of bees,
a mere collective sound —

whose words refuse to decompose like that
but, coarse with the husk of will,
remain distinct,
going out and pointing
a finger back to the speaker,
whose authority
becomes annoyance
to one with other business
or with no business at all,
only dreams?

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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