Bang, by David Ralph Lewis

10- A diplomatic communication is mistranslated.
9- A chemical plant triples its production.
8- Grass continues to grow, stubbornly ignorant.
7- In a small country, a single bullet is fired.
6- Denial, lies, confusion. More denial, more lies, more confusion.
5- I try to do nothing but inhale and exhale slowly.
4- The pavements are buried under a blizzard of newspaper.
3- Everyone is shouting but words have been forgotten.
2- A hawk hovers above the motorway, waiting to strike.
1- Without speaking, we agree to stay in bed. We wait.
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White Noise By David Ralph Lewis

When my head is full and overflowing

with endless online arguments where

everyone is an instant expert;

with ceaseless competing clickbait,

and a plague of media bristling

to shout so many unproven headlines;

with wails and screams that rise and fall

mixing with the all-pervasive sirens;

When the world seems distant and immediate

I listen to the wise words of the wind

and allow it to rinse me clean.

 

Bio

David Ralph Lewis is a writer and poet living in Surrey. When not writing, he takes photos occasionally and dances badly at gigs. His website is www.davidralphlewis.co.uk