Kurt Philip Behm

A Voice Now Gone

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

The night a killer with retinas that burn,
all verses running mad

Fists of silence coming out of the dark,
opening up to grab

Fingers choking the last vocal chord,
strangulation by command

The quiet finality of a voice now gone
—gripped in my own hands

(Dreamsleep: March, 2020)

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