words tucked away for a future day (Oct 1999)

 i haven't said …

so now i search
for understanding 
for wisdom handing
me thoughts and causes
for momentary brain pauses
before i don't say …

i don't expect a confirmation
    in the unspoken given to speech
do i hide in absolution
    before letting pronouns and a verb teach
one more lesson
    on haste making waste
    or changing truth's taste
    or maybe one i've not heard yet

needful to say but i can't find a way
to reason and find the cause behind
what is not said, nor even read.
if i do not speak, it isn't because i'm meek

my mind and heart lead me in self-honesty
so to avoid betraying,

            i'm just not saying …

Frozen Silence

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