broken silence

the silence is only broken

by forced-dammed tears


the air is sticky

coagulated grease

left on the stovetop


hollow pings from the speakers

do little to drown out the quiet


reflectors thump the tires

as the vocal chords rest

and eyes burn not with passion


the driveway finds the wheels

unfitting end to a weary ride


doors thud as dead air is trapped

the softened stairway carpets the pain

and leads upward to a new place


the car remains below and outside

and the silence is again broken



This is my submission for One Shot Wednesday for OneStopPoetry.

Go there to read other submissions for the week.



About Delton

Dad, husband, drummer, cyclist, writer, poet, and Christ-follower. Right-brained dreamer solving left-brained problems. Trying to relate in new and creative ways. View all posts by Delton

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