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Aphonia


10.28.16 Posted in today's words by

Brian Eichenlaub’s most recent poem to appear here was “Pusillanimity” (August 2016)  

Aphonia
By Brian Eichenlaub

In the Back of my head
On the Tip of my tongue
Stuck in my throat
Not an invocation but an evocation that turns to ash
in my mouth, like Demosthenes, I put pebbles there
For only spoken words can summon Dragons



2 Responses to “Aphonia”

  1. I read this three times. I liked I put pebbles there
    For only spoken words can summon Dragons.

  2. Marian says:

    Very evocative. I keep coming back to this poem.