Silver Silence

Inner silence by julyshewolf
Inner silence by julyshewolf

Silver Silence

What’s in my head
those words left unsaid
Easily misunderstood


Silence speaks louder than words
at times

Mine is predicting all future outcomes
of conversations
maybe I don’t need to start

Speak from the heart

It’s difficult to stop
a knee-jerk reaction
midway through the brain
but easier than backtracking
a retraction
The infraction remains

I am not perfect
I get the better of me
but I try
perhaps more than most
because words are my host
as I write

The spoken variety
can harm or help
and sometimes to heal
or circumstances prevent
we must
shut the fuck up

on both sides of the fence

© LTM 4/20/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

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