The limbo of estrangement,
the burden of a secret,

the fragile hope of a ceasefire,
the suddenness of endings,

the wisdom in not speaking,
spaces between music notes,

the stealth of moonflowers,
a final closing of eyes,

the default beneath everything.
And your relentless absence,

the most obvious silence of all.

Selected byRaymond Huffman
Image credit:Ed Stone

Hugh does not prefer to talk about himself in the third person; if he did, he'd tell you he's in a self-imposed exile on the east coast of the USA but still loves his former home in the Sonoran Desert. His first book, Auditions For The Afterlife, was released in May of 2016.