In Sound and In Silence

How many words will it take?
— should it take?

If I dance with my verbs and fertilize my nouns?
— maybe then.

If I stood on stage and acted them out?
If I stared into your glinting eyes in the crowd?
— maybe then.

What about painting adjectives colors you’ve never seen?
Yes? Sounds orgasmic? It should be.

If…if I said only one word…
would that be okay?
Maybe.

It would need to be the right one.
Which one is that?
Pick.

…..Sublime…..

If…I spoke one letter ,
could you feel it:

…..A……

I want your brain to fill in the rest
create
the poem you hear

in your chest.

What if…I said nothing?

What if I lost my voice?
What if my fingers were broken
one
by
one?

Could you feel my words anyway?

I’m speaking them a million different ways.
Let space breathe breath between.
And they will materialize before your eyes,

in sound

and

in silence.

~ Emily C.

2.24.17

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35 thoughts on “In Sound and In Silence

  1. ‘I’m speaking them a million different ways’

    That is a hurdle many can’t get past! Our love speak in many languages. Learning to be fluent in them as both a speaker and receiver takes a vulnerability and willingness that isn’t always present. 💜

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      1. Wonderful, thank you. 🙂 Yes, it’s a bit different than my usual, but I try to challenge my brain. Feel free to dig around. I look forward to seeing your work more as well. And do you have a preferred name I should address you by? S or S Francis?

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