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UNSAID

by Louis Faber

 

There is so much you wish to say/
and yet silence envelopes you/
while those who spoke are led away/
and you feel a moment’s dismay/
at what you were forced to do./
There is so much you wish to say/
Gods and men you would inveigh/
but it was not your lot they drew/
while those who spoke are led away/
When you are asked why you betray/
them all to keep the life you knew/
there is so much you wish to say/
you quietly swallow your dismay/
for now they do not come for you/
while those who spoke are led away./
But there will be a judgment day/
you will get your quisling’s due/
there is so much you wish to say/
while those who spoke are led away./
 

Louis Faber’s work has appeared widely in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including in Whisky Blot Journal, Arena Magazine (Australia), Glimpse, South Carolina Review, Rattle, Pearl, Dreich (Scotland), EKL Review (India), Alchemy Stone (U.K.), and Flora Fiction, Defenestration, Constellations, Jimson Weed and Atlanta Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Florida with his wife, also a poet, and their cat, who purports to be their editor.


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