Tagged: silent

no one ever taught

no one ever taught
us to be silent weavers –
it came naturally,

swinging from one unseen soul
to the next, making us whole
.
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the stories that are

the stories that are
not getting told toil
ninety hours a week,
a silent rhythm
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: silent

in every moment

in every moment
of forgetting, hearts splinter,
words look for throats in

which to get caught, hands clasp and
unclasp, learn to build bridges
.
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it has come to my

it has come to my
attention that
you sing when
moving from room to
room in the middle of
a quiet afternoon because
i scare easily. love is
adding to our repertoire
so that we can
become more
secondhand
fearless together
.
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it’s all well and good

it’s all well and good
to state that we will not show
up, that we will take
to the streets, show
solidarity by stepping out
of housework, child
care, maybe apply
some self-care at
the local beauty
parlor, therapeutic
spa. meanwhile, a
host of silent women
will step in
to fill the gap, make
the lunches, file the
nails, listen to and
nod and listen to the
ones who insist on
being heard
.
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for this part of the

for this part of the
act, there is only
smoke and
mirrors

listen
carefully, and please,
close your mouth
.
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things that you

things that you
share, and things
that you take to
the grave –
it’s a fine line
between drunk
and sober
.
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this morning, my ear

this morning, my ear
is ringing. i have not heard
this note before, and now i
will never hear it again.

somewhere in the
shadows of a box seat,
an aging canary beats
her wings, voiceless
.
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