A Whisper

by Michael Shindler (April 2022)

The Park, Gustav Klimt, 1910


A whisper makes its way
In the night’s greenery,
Going where it may
Through the scenery.

But it stops at a broken bowl,
Perhaps cast aside during a picnic,
With gilding at the rim.


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Michael Shindler is a writer living in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in publications including The American ConservativeThe American SpectatorNational Review OnlineNew English ReviewUniversity Bookman, and Providence. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelShindler.

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