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only an answer

by Paganini Jones



the day she left
he threw out the typewriter
declaring
it wrote only lies
that truth
was too terrible
for its clacking keys
that anyhow
his Muse was just daydreams
that Tunisia
was dust and beggars
that the honeymoon
was over
the divorce
yet to begin
and

that
silence
was only an answer

06/15/2004

Author's Note: This poem was written in response to a request for poetry linked to provided images. You can see the original web publishing with the picture, here

Posted on 06/15/2004
Copyright © 2020 Paganini Jones

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 01/17/05 at 12:52 PM

and what an answer! so! they would think to quell our voices by tossing the old typewriter ( full of lies ) away. well I've got news for one,-----typewriter or no typewriter, will dissever, no not a guillotine, the words or the images in us that will speak such powerful utterances, have their say with with or without us.

Posted by Peter Humphreys on 03/12/06 at 12:39 PM

The images in the poems and on the web fit together so well. A favourite. Sadly sometimes silence is the only answer but is any problem beyond words?

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