#230 of 365 – “iron”



the mood is sudden

tension scalds a rigid path

across the night

air changes


with a breath

in the wrong direction

I make decisions


that seem careless

and inconsiderate

and then

the gentle

sloping curves

we make

of laughter

and conversation


beneath the

iron weight

and tyranny

of silence




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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4 Responses to #230 of 365 – “iron”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Now…THIS is poetry!! Do it again…do it again!! “the iron weight and tyranny of silence” is worth the price of admission in ANYONE’S ballpark. Just exquisite, Merle!

    • Blackbird says:

      Thanks Ron!…this is the only good thing to come out of such a mood. Your compliment and encouragement are indeed a little bit of music to break up the silence.

  2. Starralee says:

    Oh yes, I know this one….

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