Original Text: 

Wayne Clifford. An Ache in the Ear. Toronto, Ontario: Coach House Press, 1979.

1a ring of
2silence in
3my mouth. I
4take it out
5here. hear
6all I have
7to put around you.
RPO poem Editors: 
Jim Johnstone
RPO Edition: 
Special Copyright: 

Poem used with permission of the author.