Poem: "The Quiet World" by Jeffrey McDaniel

Stylizing graphic of an old-fashioned rotary dial telephone

In an effort to get people to look
into each other’s eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred   
and sixty-seven words, per day.

Full poem here.

Jeffrey McDaniel. (1998). “The Quiet World” from The Forgiveness Parade. San Francisco: Manic D Press.