no. 1 (suddenly mute)

suddenly mute.

in a conversation so long, so intricate,
so involved, so deep,
that when it ends I cannot speak.


confused, I try the voice and I hear my voice.
its still there. then what isn’t?
what isn’t is knowing what to say,
and I knew what to say by who I said it to,
to you.

but now
I am suddenly mute.


I have been working with this idea — trying to express this experience — for the last week or so. This seems closer to what I am after.

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no. 1 (suddenly mute) by Robert Allen Mahaney is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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2 Responses to no. 1 (suddenly mute)

  1. Teatart says:

    Thank you for sharing this window to your soul.

  2. A feeling I can relate well to. This was such a nice read. 🙂

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