The Silence of Silence

lying in bed

with their backs to each other

pretending to sleep

minds wander away

to a time when they cared

and they laughed and they loved

and they ached for each other

their dream was alive

 

the splendor of yesterday

slipped from their grasp

as they slowly lost interest

or interest lost them

they lay back to back

as still as the wall

not making a sound

their dream is no more

 

how long will they bear

the silence of silence

with words locked inside

so no one is hurt

is this how they’ll live 

the rest of their lives

hanging on to a dream

that died long ago

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©sc2011

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