Hunger

HUNGER

 

They had longed for

familiarity.

 

They had been

advised against words

too often

not to abuse them

in minute endless talks.

autopsying their silences

to the utmost cruelty

as if it were a sin

not to translate,

even what can be shown.

Their voices

were everywhere

dangerously disturbing

the universe.

 

When it was installed,

their avoidance

for each other, for every detail of one another,

it too was spoken of

to exhaustion.

 

Nothing happens

That cannot be narrated.