SELLER OF SILENCE

By Felix Fojas

 

There was a man

Who sold just words,

All kinds of words,

And sold all his

Shiny wares of words

 

There was a man

Who silence sold,

All sorts of silence,

But sold no single

Sack of silence

 

So it seems people

Buy only words they

Can clearly hear

And won’t settle for

Anything soundless

 

Yet the word-seller

Lost all his profit while

The seller of silence

Made a tidy sum on

Wares he never sold

 

Los Angeles

Feb. 15, 2012


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