shadows and silence

After the initial batch of three poems, published recently, from Brian Topping there was always the possibility of more and we have not been disappointed. Three poems have landed in the inbox to add to the recent contributions. This time however there is the chance to savour each independently. The first follows…

Steve Bishop

shadows and silence

the cold silence of rowing boats tied
on a holiday lake in winter

the threatening silence of failure
in a deserted open roofed factory

the swaying silence of swings
in children’s playground at dusk

the uncertain silence
of a trunk road at 4am

silence in the memory
of unknown couples

this is the silence of split seconds
where shadows can’t form

the silence denied then welcomed
like your shadow on the stairs

Brian Topping


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