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The Cutting Silence
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For Isabelle
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We dance while those who cut-in, break.
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We smile and pretend not to hear
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The cry whispered from their skin.
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Untouched, we say, "Some die.  Who cares?"
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But quickly our titter unravels undone
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And from that stifled laugh oozes fear.
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These broken    beg and blare for the quiet life,
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Even when boozing themselves to a hush.
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Anxious, they wait on a sharper edge.
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But if they carve out their own domain
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It will only reveal stains which do not fade
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And a silence which scars over first aches.
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-Don as "Tauno" (C) 2007
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16 Jul 07


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