Unlanguaging Hurt

after another 
       month of silence
          I dial the familiar numbers
“I was about to ring you”
           chirrups sweet as solvent
                   from her prosthetic tongue

       tight-lipped
I dream of reversing
        this silent discord
this dull new texture
               in our friendship

            some inconstant breeze
riffled without cause
     our yummy sharing,
      the sweet gurgle of late
               night conversation
          bitten off laughter
                   slumber parties

           bitter as an unpickled olive
         I stepped away
     not just from her
         but from the words
               "best friend"

           the hollow clang
        of my stubborn resistance
                  when even the most wonderful
             step into my path



Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #238

Words:

Tight-lipped

Inconstant

Texture

Yummy

Reverse

Gurgle

Pipes

Solvent

Olive

Prostethesis

Clang

Discord

12 thoughts on “Unlanguaging Hurt

    1. Thanks. 🙂. Did you know (this is totally unrelated but I thought you might appreciate it) that the stem cell in bone marrow is called the haemopoietic (pronounced heemopoetic) cell. It feels like something writers should know. 😃

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