Listening To The Silence

Updated: Aug 23, 2021


We very often look for implicit meaning in words


In what’s said and outwardly expressed


But sometimes the meaning lies in what’s left unsaid.


Words can indeed cut like a knife


But sometimes the pain is not in what’s included


But rather in what’s left omitted.


Not in the noise, but rather in the silence.


Not in the directness, but rather in the hesitation


In that awkward pause


That fleeting moment of emptiness, that’s left unfilled


In that little window of opportunity, left untaken.


And sometimes the words just don’t add up