My quiet stretches out

like a web of shadow

words unsaid

black diamonds

that glitter on delicate strands of moonlight

that shine through frosted windows


I kneel



in the shade cast by candle flame

I am undone

brought low


I have no language

to express need

no words

to beg for comfort

only silent tears

averted eyes

aching heart

weary head

clenched fists

to hide the shaking


Have you learned me


to understand

that tonight

the first move in yours to make

that you must be the strong one?


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved


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