Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On loss II



The silence rushes over my eardrums like 
a wave pulling back from the shore-
It won't be good news, I think.
It's not.
It never is,
not when the stillness
can drown out this pounding in my chest.

I nod and let you hug me, because 
it makes you feel better.

As for me, I have turned to stone.
I get up to leave and my heart is screaming 
though somehow I don't make a sound,
even as I pull 
the door shut behind me.

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