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in writing i find that the silence is not so loud


February 11, 2018

It's hard not to punish the silence, I know; the sound of blood
pulsing in your veins is not a rebellion, though, and I'm sorry

if you feel that the only way to counteract the silence
is to scream -- not with your voice but with your eyes,

your hands, your eyebrows lifting up and down in time with
the tilt of your mouth, saying but not saying, "listen here,

this silence makes my ears itch"; but just take my hand
and I'll bring you to a place where the silence speaks, my dear,

where the giggling ponds ripple fondly and the amaranth flowers
sit by the edge, flowing in the wind that makes your blood sing;

so instead of punishing the silence, why not let it fill you up
until sound is just a whisper of yesterday?



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  • rainandsonder

    I love all of this, especially the last line. It's beautiful.

    over 1 year ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Beautiful descriptions. Such a delicious feel to this poem. :) Great work!

    over 1 year ago