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Silent Seas

Poetry

 

Published in Dialogue

Volume 45, Issue 4

May 2013

I saw the best hopes of my generation destroyed by security, discarded on sidewalks and trampled by oxblood leather shoes marching to and from financial gain and advancing careers;

heard dreams of travel and painting and music give dying, breathless gasps at the manicured hands of respectability and stable income, throttled by the same minds and hearts that had nurtured them through scholarships, grade point averages, and honors projects with promises of a better future, promises that were replaced with revisionist memories of the good ol’ days; […]