Archive for December 30th, 2020

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

The Bad Witness by Joanna Fuhrman

Yes, we can hear the war.

Yes, we know it’s happening
in the apartment next door.

These days shame is a noose
worn ironically and then
forgotten about.

If the good witness were here,
she would teach us how to listen,

how to hold the pain of the present
in our jaw:

a stupid guard dog
savoring a gift.

From: https://anotherchicagomagazine.net/2018/12/05/two-poems-by-joanna-fuhrman/

Date: 2015

By: Joanna Fuhrman (30 December 2020)