Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

One Way


I dreamed I was talking
Laughing
Yelling, screaming
Weeping
Choking
Whispering
I dreamed I was talking
To you.
Your eyes rolled over my skin
Gazing silently
Sparklessly.
Nothing behind the grey-blue mist
Of your cloudy eyes.
You did not answer.
You only watched
And I kept talking.

You were so still
I feared you were dead
Your eyes were empty.
Glass orbs sitting in your head.
My flowing phrases reduced to a stutter
My lips became still, and I was quiet once again.

And then you began.

Word after word
Spilling everything out
On me
I waited
And heard it all out
Every last murmur and
Scream.
Everything.
I heard it all,
Until your monologue
Ended.

Your eyes rested on me,
And our silence resumed.

And with dismay.

I discovered

I had nothing to say.


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