Saturday, April 7, 2012

So Sweetly Silent

April 7, 2012: Poem-A-Day Challenge, National Poetry Month

For today’s prompt, write a poem describing a scene in which two or more people interact without speaking. Such moments happen every day. Some are happy; some are sad; and some are angry.

In Silence

Looking across the room
Over by the window,
Very still, I see her.
Every morning, I look.
Breathing deeply, she smiles,
Responding unconsciously,
I wonder if she senses,
Each time my eyes touch her
Sleeping face. Sometimes,
One of the cats will turn,
Moving to regard me,
Uneasily aware. But my eyes
Caress only her face.
Hearts meet, in silence.

© Aisling the Bard, 2012. All Rights Reserved

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