Ceasefire – by Julian Day

Morning in an empty room:
two silences pass
for conversation. You lay down
your black shawl, your gloves.
Gradually they expand
to become the night.

Julian Day is a software developer and poet whose work has most recently appeared in Contemporary Verse 2 and The /tƐmz/ Review. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Painting: “Day Calls Me”
Artist: Henry L. Jones
2019 – 16×20 inches – mixed media on canvas