Response to The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

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I wrote this poem in high school for a class; if I remember correctly, this was one of the first poems I wrote for this class.

Submitted: December 19, 2007

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Submitted: December 19, 2007

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Response to “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali

A fly-dominated clock squirms

to the earth-Defeated. broken. convulsing.

We sleep. Not dead, but close. A discarded

Rag or novelty forgotten with age.

Dreaming on blade clear shores - suddenly -

Devoured by ants (or rather their darkness).

Does the distant white pebble

Have breath to speak its mind?

No. It knows no word for silence.


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