Poetry Porch: Poetry

 

SIX MILLION
by Ted Richer 



Ramís horn.
 

Silence.
 

YOU appear.
 

Wait. 
 

I appear.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): One.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): One . . . dead.
 

Ramís horn.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): Another.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): Another . . . dead.
 

Ramís horn.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): A few.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): A few . . . dead.
 

Ramís horn.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): Many.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): Many . . . dead.
 

Ramís horn.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): Most.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): Most . . . dead.
 

Ramís horn.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): All.
 

Pause.
 

I (accounting for): All . . . dead.
 

Ramís horn.
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): You.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): Shh . . .
 

Wait. 
 

YOU (counting): Me.
 

Pause. 
 

I (accounting for): Shh . . .
 

Wait. 
 

YOU disappear.
 

Wait. 
 

I disappear.
 

Silence.
 

Ramís horn.
 


Copyright © 2003 by Ted Richer.From The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations by Ted Richer. Great Britain: Apocalypse Press, 2003. Used with permission.


 
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