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