Complete Silence

Complete silence surrounds me,
so loud I can hear your absence
like a pin that hit the floor,
and reverberated without warning,
expanding quickly in my
empty echo chamber,
until it became a requiem
filling a symphony hall,
at the direction of a
consumed conductor
bent on delivering
his best and final performance,
so finely tuned to where my
heart bleeds most tender,
that notes I never knew existed,
I never knew to fear I would hear,
ring so fully and clearly
in your violently loud absence,
that I know in the deepest
chambers of my heart,
no matter how far I flee
the consumed conductor
the reverberations can never
be silenced completely.

~ 2013.02.01

I pulled into my driveway and turned off the car, finding complete silence surrounding me. The moment I was aware of the silence, I was nearly deafened by the noise that rushed in to fill its void. Filled with the noise, I thumb typed this out on my phone as fast as it could rush out.

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2 Responses to Complete Silence

  1. Steve says:

    I hear ya loud & clear.

  2. Ayla says:

    It really is like that…and you expressed it so eloquently!

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