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The rim

It’s never the same when you know.
The conversation flowed over it, around it and through it.
We did not speak of it.
One day at a time was mentioned and then a pause that collected everything in the room.
We licked the rim of the quiet volcano together.

It was not my intention to not speak of it.

The dance had gone out of your voice.
I wanted to take down your ‘For Sale’ sign that you had posted in your heart’s window.

If one platitude had dared pry open my mouth I swear I’d rather have eaten my tongue.

Avoidance was not the guest at our table, it was the words we spoke without saying that said and mattered more.

It’s never the same when you know.

The clock said it was getting late but I didn’t mind….time was on my side.

© K S Hardy 2010

The rim

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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This was written after a phone call with someone today….it was a conversation I have not had with anyone before in my life.
….and we never mentioned ‘it’ but we said ’it ’ so very loud.

You may like to substitute ’ it ’ for something that is more personal to you.

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