reaching out; nothing there
calling for you; no answer
except the cold, forbidding silence
that envelopes me.
a sound echoes in my mind:
a whisper in the darkness of my soul.
your memory is beyond my grasp-
your features blurred, your smile vague…
do you hear my voice calling you,
crying out for you,
my screams tiny in the silence
like a whisper?
no bells peal in my world
no song plays its tune
no sounds form into words to pierce
this oppressive silence.
the solitude is overwhelming
and my hope for love has died
i lay in silent, wordless misery
© 2008 Sharon Gerlach