Evalyn Lee is a former CBS News producer currently living in London with her husband and two children. Over the years, she has produced television segments for 60 Minutes in New York and then for the BBC in London. Her broadcast work has received an Emmy and numerous Writers Guild awards and is currently at work on her first collection of poetry.
If You Learn Something You Should Not Know
Bury it deep. Stones cold in a jar.
I tell you: You are not cleared to know.
You want to know. I do not tell you:
Those who are dead can come back to life.
You who are dead will come back to life,
the torn-off skin of a face gets up
to blanket a skull's coronal pit.
This truth changes everything. I swear.
Everyone wants to change truth. It happened.
Narratives and counternarratives
coexist. We all live in the gap.
Our hands, tied behind our backs, clap.
Clap your hands in time, it's time to know:
The stones in the jar grow hot.