::Literate Blather::
Friday, July 21, 2006
Poem: The Last Word

By: Rebecca Traquair

I can't let you
you can't let me
they can't let them

we claim moral victory
where no other kind is permitted

talk to me
I don't need to talk back

through voices: shriller, louder, more strident
hear the silence, speaking

(DaRK PaRTY Contributor Rebecca Traquair is a poet living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. When she's not writing, she spends an inordinate amount of time poring overmaps and reading indiscriminately. Perennial favorite writers include Harlan Ellison, H.D., Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, and Gregory Corso.)

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