To Dense Rigidity With Silence Like Khaby Lame

Abdulkareem Abdulkareem

the extant silence leaping

far into the horizon embodied

with quietude. the stillness

of his mouth in cadence blowing

through like the wind.

a black boy blooms like a flower

in a garden of noise holding

on to his own silence. the rhythm

of laughter-reaches high

to a crescendo from streaming

screens. the tangled terminal

unknotted into a loose

frayed end. how likely is it

for a black man to dense rigidity

with silence entwined with humor?

many things unsaid dissolves,

in reverse, sometimes silence

is a light year louder than motion.

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