Today's poem is by Jürgen Becker (translated by Okla Elliott)

One of the Many Stories of Sounds

It was a quiet afternoon.
Outside, in the corridor, I heard
a door slam
and a woman's crying, which
slowly diminished in the distance.
Then I heard the door
again, though it stayed silent.

Copyright © 2018 Okla Elliott All rights reserved
from Blackbirds in September
Black Lawrence Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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