Soundtrack by Gwen Higgins

Walkman

Have you ever forced

your own soundtrack over

top of the TV news

headphones in ears

blocking out assault

by political commentary

making pundits move

their lips in sync with the beat

their arms waving,

their eyes shouting,

their mouths, futile.

They are tragic figures

of speech,

Silenced.


About the Author

Gwen Higgins is an accountant by day and writer by night who lives in Castlegar with her husband, two teenagers, and a dog. In her spare time, Gwen volunteers with Girl Guides. She’s currently a student in the Selkirk College Creative Writing program. Gwen loves to read and is never far from her Kindle.

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