What does silence sound like?
Silence no longer sounds the same as it had before.
Before, the silence was filled with so much conversation
— the nonverbal understandings
— the all-knowing glances
— the all-telling touches.
But now, the silence that exists between us gets more deafening day-by-day.
Now it’s so long, now it’s so loud.
When did this silence become so uncomfortable? Almost unbearable?
When did it become dense with so many unanswered questions?
When did it become so thick with apathy and indifference?
Silence is to be quiet – but between us it’s so loud.
Silence is to be peaceful – but between us it’s so chaotic.
Silence is to be light – but between us it’s so heavy.
And this silence between us gets longer and longer – louder and louder.
Silence sounds much different than it had before and I no longer recognize this