Language in a narrow place


Few the words, as the brief exchange
between two people at the further end of day;
each knows the place, but, of the other,
nothing past the slender givens of sight.

Language in a narrow place; the strait
of silence in the dark detaining-place
as form and word become a looking-glass
before the judging eye. No less is said.





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