Breaking Silence

Everything’s alright

It’s all O.K.

Wrapped up in blankets

Surrounded by the warmth of

My own bed

.

Mums the word

Alone

I can hear myself thinking

Alone

The world around me is silent

As the clock ticks

And the pendulum

Swings

Forward

And backwards

.

The news is off

Nothing’s wrong

The radio is muted

Nothing’s wrong

The phone is disconnected

The wire hangs

Nothing’s wrong

.

It’s a good world, Mr. Stuffed Animal

I have a great life, Ms. Rabbit

I have lots others could envy, Zir Giraffe

.

As silence sits dead

Outside my ear door

While just past the threshold

The Quiet Game

Is a failure

As facts and benign sentences

Break the rules

And slam against the lip gates

.

Mums the word

STOP

.

Yes, it’s a word

Said out loud in silence

In an attempt

To stop the other words

From flooding

.

But if that one word

Is said aloud

Is it really silent anymore?

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