Screaming Silence by Zach Fishel


Screaming Silence

No spaces between
teeth

The aftermath of
forgotten
tribulations

A monastic principle
taught,
authorized, and believed.

I want to forget,
minutes
waving like leaves
in a short-lived October.
The blowing
piebald in my vision
as I contemplate
death,
or life as things fall
to the ground
crashing but finally,
speaking.

                - Zach Fishel

Zach Fishel is a recent Pushcart Nominee and UT Press Fellowship holder. When he isn’t editing at Jumping Blue Gods he is hard at work sipping rye and fishing. His work has appeared in numerous print and online journals.