Silence And Roar

I am going to sleep now
not because that world is better
but because it is quieter.

I will put everything aside
and let myself down easily
into that world.

It is as dangerous there 
as it is here, but if you are taken
in that world, you go quietly

to whatever comes next.
No screaming, no tears,
not a news story to be heard.

When and if you wake up,
it will be a moment
before you know you’re back

in the Noise. Hanging there
between the Silence and the Roar;
that’s its own world, I think; Lord,

how I want
to pursue certainty
about that

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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