by John Nation
Can the sound of silence make you deaf?
|How did the silence get so loud?
This silence is deafening. I so want it to stop
but fear if I break the barrier that has grown between us
I will disappear into the ethereal.
Was it I that started this stillness?
Was it you that created the lull?
I am afraid to speak. What if I am wrong?
If I make a noise, will I be hated?
I use the quietness as a shield.
As long as I hold it in front of me, I am safe.
The silence folds itself around me as a warm blanket.
It comforts me with its neutrality.
I can hide deep inside its folds, hidden from the world.
I can remain invisible, never having to take a chance.