Wednesday, December 27, 2023


What became 
of our youth is 

too difficult 
to prove. Besides which, 

we who've grown
slower, smaller, colder

riding out the sleepless 
nights of answer in our rooms

now prefer 
the insular argot 

(and the comforting 
muteness which is 

sure to follow)
of riddles 

posed—then deferred—
to the truth.