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Words tumble from my tongue,


Breaking and burdening the breeze. 

Things I never meant to say,

Sounds that should not have met my lips. 


Pooling in the ether,

Wavering before you,


Dancing like bait,

My edible heart. 


Everything I can't say and all the things that I can,

Swarming the silence,

Tangling in time. 


Mind filling with fear and wonder,

Fingers slipping between my teeth,


I think. 

I fear. 

I wonder. 


I cling to the silence of your reply. 


If you're silent forever, may I be silent with you,

Sealing my lips shut with bonds of appreciation. 

Consoling myself with the gentleness of your response,


Which is none. 


I turn my back. 

Quiet adheres to the veins of my soul,

Heavy in its emptiness. 


I hear a whisper 

Of an inhale. 

The search for breath,

A sound that has not crossed my lips. 


I look over my shoulder. 


The purse of your pillowed mouth parts. 


You speak.



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