“a long silence”

Written for:  The Twiglets #208 - "a long silence"

If you confess 
love to someone
and are met with
a long silence,
walk away.

Just as monks
may take a vow of silence,
others take a vow of
unending babble.

wetlands host frogs
cacophonous croaking
only in dark hours

             A man mostly practicing silence
           nearly committed an act of violence
                 stuck in elevator
                 with woman debater
      speaking politics which he took offense at.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to “a long silence”

  1. Jael Stevens says:

    I have to confess…I talk way too much typically 🙂


  2. Jules says:

    Fun all around. I remember reading a book once where a woman pretended to be a Monk ~ which almost worked until the monastery offered sanctuary to a man who knew the difference and wouldn’t let her remain silent!

    Let me know if you’d like what you’ve missed in one email. Let me know where the last email I sent you left off.


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