Anchored in rancor,

the silence of elected winds

is deafening, a reckoning

wherein we seek to remember

how best to forget.

Drifting into abased oblivion

as false waves crash daily

onto the shore of our certainty,

eroding truth & reputation

into a whirling eddy

of fantastic proportion.

We spin along in partisan circles,

getting nowhere, losing track.

Are we alone in the middle of this ocean?

Does anyone hear our impassioned pleas?

These uncharted waters each day

get deeper & more turbulent.

Farewell smooth sailing,

the real question is voiced:

can anyone save our ship? 

Gary Glauber


Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist.  His works have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. He champions the underdog to the melodic rhythms of obscure power pop. His two collections, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) and Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press) and a chapbook Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press) are available through Amazon.

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