Share This Silence

we never speak and i like it that way

we can read each other

between the lines

the subtext of body language

hanging on every word left

unspoken

so many people

say so much

and so little at

the same time

filling the space between with vapid small talk

insipid ideas

leaching our intellect

making us numb and

responsive

no sense of direction

so little purpose or meaning in the words of so many

and

i must admit

i too am guilty in this way

i have spent months with men and women

speaking at great length

enjoying their company

and know them less for it

when speaking of ideologies

perceptions

emotions

ambition and dreams

i find even the closest companion slinking

back

to that warm pillowy bosom of familiarity

irreverence

empty words

hollow interactions

junk food of the soul

tiding us over

in the absence of a meal

let’s speak the uncomfortable words

unveil the things we hide

engage in discourse which challenges us

alters our perspective and

causes us to seek

more questions

let’s argue

so that we know we still have passion

remind ourselves to give a fuck

until then

let’s just share this silence

Mitchell Chmielewski

I currently reside in Indiana where I am taking classes through Penn State University to complete my Bachelors in Finance and work for a non-profit clinic. I was always passionate about reading and writing and I intend to use this blog to hone my craft and to entertain others. Please feel free to reach out and provide feedback or to discuss my work.

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