Dogs 2014

SIGNIFICANT SHADES OF SILENCE
(12/6/14)


gray

I tell
her

"gray's
not really
a color"

she replies

I hint
that a dictionary
might disagree

getting
to know someone
is always
such a chore

such a waste
of time

the endless
questions

answers

qualifying
comments
on both

and no one
can really

absolutely

know
the other

I'd be
more than happy
just to be together
with someone
in wordlessness

I'd permit
laughter
perhaps

grunts

groans

but all
the rest
is pure
nuisance

couples
would be
so much closer
if they did not
rely
upon the lie
of language

touch
and pantomime
are all
that are required

not even
written notes
should be used

if something
has to be explained
it is surely
no
critical matter

oddly enough
explanations
seem to signal
the end
of true
communication

something
has already
been lost
when additional words
are required

rationalizations
come into play

prevarications

buckets
of stinking
bullshit

antagonism
is all
that remains
when understanding
was all
that was intended

spoken word
wearies me

as this written
word
may weary you

"what's
your favorite
song?"

she asks
next

in response
I turn up
the music

LOUD

ANY SONG
THAT DEAFENS
ME
TO SPEECH!!!

I scream

suddenly
quite alone