she spoke silence.

By Six-Out

she spoke silence.




she spoke of nothing
worth mentioning. she'd say.
lips held tight- she's too tense
for a whisper.

I'm convulsing. my fingers playing broken.ly
to sing sour notes. I
fall asleep like tidal waves
and she screams like sea salt.
sand base. her castle is in my pen.
so I like to forge miracles.
for her sins.

and she speaks pitch black ballet.
my eyes adjusting to her lack of luster in the sun.
while her beatbox.heart takes tips
in the form of.
falling apart in front of me.

and this.
is my written attempt at transparency.
she's still humming heart.songs like liquor based teardrops.
and we sit. we sit.
she breaks pitch.


and she speaks softly.
speaking- silence. is all we have.

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Copyright 2009 Jon Rodgers
Published on Friday, October 9, 2009.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • infinitebeing On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, infinitebeing (95)By person wrote:

    I love ur poetry

  • RibbonHeart On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, RibbonHeart (27)By person wrote:

    Wow "She speaks pitch black ballet" so beautiful, so elegant, your writing is like a ballet in itself. Poised and graceful, emotive. Thank you.

  • A former member wrote: "She screams like sea salt." Epic.

  • N3ll On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, N3ll (12)By person wrote:

    "she breaks pitch". funny I pictured a violin solo through this whole piece and on that line you could just hear it falter...a string tearing... beautiful Six =)

  • A former member wrote: I have never felt fit to comment on your work, always a bit too inferior. always, you are an illusion held just out of my reach like a dream, ripped up and sewn back together to make something new and patchwork'd wonderful. ...Sometimes, I think you're too good with words for your own good. and you always leave them echoing in my head.

  • A former member wrote: yes, you are the ruler of the senses.... it must be the marvelous mystery of you.

  • A former member wrote: "She speaks pitch black ballet," was such a beautiful image. That in perticular showed me her silence. -Div

  • Cherry Bear On Saturday, October 10, 2009, Cherry Bear (27)By person wrote:

    Its good. Thanks for the read. Cherry~

  • Mars On Friday, October 9, 2009, Mars (333)By person wrote:

    you're awesome btw. Scholar

  • Mars On Friday, October 9, 2009, Mars (333)By person wrote:

    *hugs* Scholar

  • A former member wrote: "I'm convulsing. my fingers playing broken.ly to sing sour notes. I fall asleep like tidal waves and she screams like sea salt. sand base. her castle is in my pen. so I like to forge miracles. for her sins" - this was my favorite line. your writing is magnificent. deff a good read to start off my day. *tips hat* Scholar

  • A former member wrote: that's deep and well woven.... periodic, it takes you along and forces you to read... at the appropriate speed. nice work Scholar


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