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Roman Ruin by Blackbird
published in Volume 1, Issue 4 on September 15th, 1994

Last night, we were so very quiet.
 
No killer stalked our apartment, 
 no spy had placed bugs in the walls,
  no bombers flew overhead 

And yet,

As if for fear our voices might bring danger, 
 we were quiet as church mice.

  That's okay.  Silence doesn't bother me--particularly from 
  someone I trust.

 But still--the hours we spent not talking now seem to me like 
pools of water on the low wall of a Roman ruin, evaporating in 
the hot Aegean sun.

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