08 October 2009


I guess we ran out of talk –
the who’s that and what does it mean
stuff we used to survive on 

and the unrequited repartee
which burdens silence still
as tacitly cynical clich├ęs 

this debris seems greater
than leavings of
just two disaffected souls 

like take-away scraps
balanced on the lips
of wordless garbage bins
© 26 August 2009, I. D. Carswell