The Silence Inside I want to write about silence but it is never silent inside this blue house. Motorcyclists rev their engines, my laptop grinds away at some obscure function, and the refrigerator belts another work song. The house tells me it will grant my wish, but only if I remove all of its contents, including myself.
Margaret Coombs is a poet and retired librarian from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, the city of her birth, located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Her first chapbook, The Joy of Their Holiness, was published in 2020 by Kelsay Press under the name Peggy Turnbull. She now uses her birth name as her pen name. Recent poems have appeared in Silver Birch Press, Bramble, Three Line Poetry, and Verse-Virtual. She occasionally blogs at https://peggyturnbull.blogspot.com/