by Michael Shindler (July 2022)
La matinée angoissante, Giorgio de Chirico, 1912
A silhouette of a man walking
Against a burnished show of movement
Hears bells in the far distance
That sound somehow unreal.
‘Perhaps it is only birds squawking:
Not at all the sound of judgement.’
And this thought meets little resistance
As the bells peal.
Michael Shindler is a writer living in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in publications including The American Conservative, The American Spectator, National Review Online, New English Review, University Bookman, and Providence. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelShindler.
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