Anthony W. Pahl

CLOSURE

Listen!
Can you hear her pleading…
words, not understood by the ear but clear to the heart?

Listen!
Can you hear her baby’s cries…
understood by all animals in our universe?

Listen!
Can you hear her screams…
befouling the ear, the heart, and the soul?

Listen!
Can you hear?

No?

But I can
and time warps piercingly and in perpetuity.

I must remember
to live…

I must remember to live!

Author’s Note: For a Vietnamese mother and child – the victims of war’s victims