Silence

It is easy to succumb to silence.
To listen to it.
Hear it vibrate.

Or is it my heart I’m hearing?
Or my blood?

The silence oozes around me
When I let it.
Slips around me softly
Like a favourite blanket.

It covers me completely,
Under four feet of snow.

I don’t know why I work so hard to keep it at bay.
I long for it, yet it scares me.
And when I surrender
It is peace!

Yet I fight it!
My heart jumps wildly.
My brain seeks busyness and noise.
But the silence is bliss!

Is it the silence or the loneliness I flee?

Alone in a big space.
Empty.
Only echoes.

My imagination breeds ugly terrors.
Ghosts and ghouls with pointy fingers and cold breath.

I’ve not let others in.
Warm others.
Whose thoughts could keep me company.
In the silence.

Silence

windycorner

Carrum Downs, Australia

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