No Argument

NO ARGUMENT


First the facts

Then the truth


The facts speak

For themselves

The truth sits

Silent

In your throat

Sensations

Floating

Unmoored

An abandoned boat

Washing to shore

After a storm


The facts warn

The truth

Already knows


The wind sits

Still

The wind blows

Fate moves

Toward

And away from us

As we debate here

Or there

There

Or here


The truth is every-

Where

The facts are only

Where they say they are

Right

Up in front

Of the classroom

Shouting, spitting, sifting

Through an argument

You can’t argue with


So

Not so


The truth—

Doesn’t need to prove

It’s right

It still sings

The song of your heart

All day

All night

It lets the facts

Speak

Without a fight


The truth knows

It doesn’t matter

Which way the wind blows

The truth is

the wind itself

Knowing the sky is

Only a backdrop

(the truth is,

that’s a lie—

the truth is also the sky)


Facts never lie

They climb on top

And try to unseat you

Lock you in


The truth is

Always

Your next breath


Ready for you

To go

At any time

Ready for you

To stop

©2020 Julie Flanders
Photo Credit: Marina Belica

April is Poetry Month Day 30

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