Nothing to Say

She waits,
through a moment where time
crawls — tentacles of kudzu creep
under fences, bricks disintegrate
on a vacant building, trash
accumulates in alleys, no one
notices as death cheats closer —
and everything hangs
in the balance.
Nothing is said as words become
an amalgam of gravel and glue
in my mouth. She waits,
then turns away.

.

For the Sunday Whirl

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13 Comments

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13 responses to “Nothing to Say

  1. This is an excellent amalgam of such a disparate set of words. A sad story, well told.

  2. This is so sad…yet beautifully written. “Nothing is said as words become
    an amalgam of gravel and glue in my mouth” Such a powerful image..

  3. Nice use of the words here. “Tentacles of kudzu” is a definitely a good one. It takes over everything.

  4. Great job with the words. It will be interesting to see if anyone writes a light piece with them.

  5. The darkness is thick and sticky – a sadness that stays with you. Well done.

  6. read the sadness, felt the sadness; wasn’t sure about ‘kudzu’ so i googled, then re-read the whole

    much love…

  7. Excellent tie-in between your title and your opening and closing theme, “she waits.” This is well thought out and evocative.

    This is by far my favorite part, particular for its sound:
    “through a moment where time
    crawls — tentacles of kudzu creep
    under fences”

    Really nice writing, Mark.

  8. whew…what a feel this one eh? the turning away of her in the end is the hardest thing for me….as nature takes its course she waits, then gone….

  9. This one leaves me wondering, but I think that’s the point. Mission accomplished, Mark.

  10. Oh no! This is so sad! But very well done! 🙂

  11. I really like this. From start to finish. I could visualize my own story relating to the sadness in your words.
    So glad I dropped by. 🙂

  12. Short and sweet , says everything .

  13. Sweet, Sad, Beautiful. Marvelous!

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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