A Whisper

In wartime.

man in black and brown camouflage jacket holding brown leather boots

If a dove should descend now,

through the smoke and the 

flood, may someone stop

to witness, and hold us here

until it is clear 

how the silence

––speaks, let

us witness

if a dove now

let it not be

the next body

collected, not

yet not before



Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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