space is the great
listener, one great
pause to reflect

i shout into voids
for word boomerang
echo’s take
and give

up there somewhere
is the one

everything said
just right
pithy, and articulate

no space for lament—

the miles my words
have traveled

between blinks
of your eyes

~ Ben Murray

Ben Murray is an Edmonton-based writer whose poetry has appeared in many journals, including Descant, Quills, Grain, Carousel, CV2, The Windsor Review, Event, Queen’s Quarterly and others, as well as CBC and CKUA radio. A debut collection of poetry, What We’re Left With, was released in fall 2007 by Brindle & Glass Publishers.

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