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No Way Out

Jan 13, 2014

sunset over a church on a greek isle 322663 300x187 No Way Out Write Here poetry and fiction poetry no way out local poets Dain Fedora  photoIt’s easy to mistake
the sound of church bells for
the palpitating heart-knell.

Or, a hammer driving nails
into boards over windows.
Just ask an old man

back home from the hospital…
If no one’s left to write about
it’s best to wait in a dark room,

listen to silence until
you become silent yourself.
Dreaming of bells at dawn,

you may write “bells at dawn”
before glancing up to see
the night set in:

the day’s lingering breath over
a distant church—its ruins,
somehow closer in this light—

just passing away.

for Béla Tarr

 

Copyright © “No Way Out” by Dain Fedora

Dain Fedora is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts where he earned an MFA in Poetry. He lives in Pasadena and works in Los Angeles.




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