A Strict Silence of Immigrants

oldBridgetoRome

A Strict Silence of Immigrants

I am new to old cities. New to this land
that’s as subdued as my voice; equally

troubled by a duty to be understood.
I am a gapping colloquialism,

and I am tempted to observe strict
silence until my speech recognises

my voice as complete thought. Truly,
there’s a sweet temper about this place.

 

Found text remixed from Dickens’s
Martin Chuzzelwit & my 1991 Winter Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “A Strict Silence of Immigrants

Leave me a comment. Thanks!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s