If the mind of the flesh is death

and the mind of the spirit is life and peace

then surely the voice of silence

is an abyss of empty darkness

while heads buried in the sand

(maybe from fear)

(maybe from denial)

-ensure the sealing of

lips- that the truth not be told

ears- that the facts never unfold

and eyes- that place the future on hold

© Vivian Zems

Image: Pop Art By Haring Keith-in the era of AIDS awareness. (Ignorance =Fear)

Dverse Poets