the voice from under the grate

the voice from under the grate
dead again to lie
discreet beneath
where we are howling

down and through
where men are marching slow
Huxley’s angels
opening their mouths
we have attached the microphone

its tinny wire
streaming under the palms
like you might attach your final prisoner under your throne
to remind you how you were him

Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. You can read more of his work at Read other articles by Robin.