Sunday, July 24, 2016

the power of not listening

the tone of voice
told the truth even if the words did not
he wasn't listening
she was not hearing the cry,
the anguish, the joy,
he was not hearing the frustration,
the loneliness
their minds were elsewhere
even as their hearts beat in their chest
he carried a gun with a silencer in his heart
to deaden his words
and she, a dagger in her pocket
to sharpen her voice
and this
this is the power of not
listening, a dagger in his heart
a gun in her pocket.

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