Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Sad Day for Bananafish

death robbed him of his anonymity

in that

he did the opposite of what most of us find

that life is loud

and after that is silence

but in silence

he found perfection

I think the silence spoke louder

against an age he foresaw

did not particularly like

did not see why he should be part of

the barrier all writers build


their written and real selves


read Hapworth 16, 1924

and tell me any difference, there is none,

walls collapsed


and in death do not expect revelations

respect the beauty of his choices

he remains one of the remarkable ones

though his skin was thin, his talent was strong

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