Broken Violin

 

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“As Though a Pine Tree Bows a Broken Violin”

                                            Martin Walls

 

Two voices arguing in the woods,

shouting each other down,

rattling wildly in a foreign tongue,

 

unseen by hikers passing by,

unheard by none,

a machine gun of whining,

 

a chainsaw wailing desperate,

a night train screeching

into town at dawn,

 

an avalanche rolling,

land-sliding from the trees

propelling forward.

 

Overlapping voices grate

against each other

in an sustained explosion.

 

Two cicadas

hammer summer to pieces

between diaphanous wings

 

to attract one silent lady.

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~ by dianeklammer on April 15, 2013.

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