Sunday, May 29, 2005

Cocoon by Christine

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“Where did you just go?”

“You know... I already told you.”


Silence settles in again for the long haul.

Inside, I want to scream, “That’s impossible!
The only conversations we’ve had are the
ones I’ve initiated!”

Then again, there have not been blatant lies tabled,
only the sin of omission.

I overhear you speaking on the phone,
confident laugh, happy voice,
speaking to the outside world.

These walls have not been visited by that voice
for many years.

I am surrounded by memories of my emotionally mute father,
the man who helped determine whom I would NOT marry.

Yet here I am
Wrapped in a silent cocoon.

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