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Silence
 

 

I was sitting here,
in the shadow of one dimly lit light,
reading the note left on
our conjugal bed.

To say the least
it couldn’t be called a welcoming sight.
My eyes teared up as I
read what it said.

It told me of her
loneliness, even when I was around,
how she longed to feel
a closeness again.

She said my eyes
watched her lips but heard not a sound,
caught up in my own
internalized din.

The space between us
became a chasm too wide to span,
simple words of endearment
fell woefully short.

We’d lost the blueprint,
our self-designed coupling plan,
to these words I had no
defensive retort.

The tears shed were for her
while some of them fell just for me,
I too have known debilitating
frostbite of distance.

The invisible brick
and mortar walls were created by “we”,
and the vapid silence, with its
shattering insistence.

She went on to say
that she had moved on out of my life,
I can now have all of the
space that I need.

She’d become so
weary of playing the role of the wife
in a collapsed union gone
straight to seed.

The clincher came
in the last line of this sad kiss-off note,
it left me feeling as empty as
her closets, for sure.

These were the
killing words my now missing wife wrote,
“I still love you, but I need to
love myself more”.


Submitted for the Potpourri of Poetry challenge

“shadow”

By AlwaysMyWords

© 2011 AlwaysMyWords (All rights reserved)

 

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