silence

the sound goes off

does silence follow?

What is silence?

the lack or absence

of sound?

but I live here,

do i not?

in this body

trapped in bone

skin intestines

a heart that beats

a mouth that speaks

lungs that breathe

eyes which blink

is this simply

an excuse?

I am trapped by body

Freed by mind

i can but contemplate

silence

in my imaginings

I can experience

no sound

but here 

in life

in the world

silence

is merely a word

perhaps even

a fear

a lack of words

a lack of ears

deaf 

are You?

no sound?

or rather

you cannot

hear

then it happens

i forget

about sound

and silence

and listen

and Hear

he laughed

in the face of god

but remember

this has

happened before

when i 

try to picture

create 

an image

in my head

forward-thinking

forward-thought

i can’t 

I look forward

into darkness

maybe a door

and then

it’s a story

You see 

they buried us

not knowing

we were seeds

and you 

you were in the soil

as yet unmade

and now

though they tried

they cannot

silence you

What is darkness save for the absence of or lack of light? What is light save for the diminishing of darkness?

One does not make sense without the other.

Darkness terrified me as a child. Light blinded me.

Darkness and Light

Simply perceptions really.

You have such a beautiful face just waiting to be scarred.

I love

you

even

especially

with my scars

even if 

I spoke

made Sound

listen

to what?

i say

been mute

for so long

even before

i learned to stop

the silence

filled with so much

noise

so dense

that i 

begin to understand

the longer 

I listen

there is

no such thing

as silence

as void

silence is 

no thing

talk

command me

perhaps

I will

Listen

Talk

ignore me

perhaps

I will

Stay 

Talk

now

    wait

for me

to say

voices in the back

    ground

talk

hard to shut

    out

listen

    seem to scream

See

    Close

    Eyes

Close

And open

To the universe

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