fall silent again, by Mandy Macdonald

talk
TalkTalk
talktalktalktalk
talktalktalktalktalktalktalktalk

noisurround
deafens / terrifies
they will not shut up
nothing they say beautiful
or true
mangled language
lies bleeding

lies
lies lies
lies lies lies
lies lies lies lies
(repeat ad nauseam
usque ad mortem
not long now)

like a cat they have nine lies
at least
cat o nine tales
tall tales
none of them true
shut up we say shut up but
they don’t hear
flagellated by their own noise
swishing & roaring while

we are driven back bleeding
into silence

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