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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 22, 2020      Views: 17

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EMMAYSAVAGE 
I have been writing for a long time and, like everyone, am getting older. I have been an editor and contest judge and love writing short fiction and non fictions. Also a lot of poetry.

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about not speaking
"My Silence" by emmaysavage

I know about a sisterhood of  nuns who speak
only briefly, weekly.  They write little notes,
in Latin, to address ordinary community needs,
like laundry, or a death.
 
Yesterday I did not speak to anyone,
Did not use the phone at all.
I drove out, pumped gas, used a credit card. 
Even at the grocery – I just nodded. 
 
The computer played Mozart to me, then Mahler.
 If this becomes a lifestyle, I’ve been warned
 I might get lonely, become bored, go crazy.
 
Yesterday evening I sighed with satisfaction,
I can float, drift, peaceful on my silence.
I draw with my colored pencils, pastels. 
I am learning to play the recorder.
 
          Music is not silence, but
          also not speech,
still, contentment before I sleep.
 
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