Silence is a note
a word unsaid
filling the instant
Close and so remote at once:
Anger in a black hole,
Calm over a volcano,
Unbearable tension of love withheld.
No word from paralyzed and heavy lips
without a lisp
My saxophone
wails so beautifully I cannot compete
Drum’s explosion relays turmoil
Cello calm vibration says I love you
Listen to the notes more than the words
They will carry you where I’ve hidden
my voice.