I can’t hear the words.

I can see pictures -
frozen flashes devoid of color
like flipping pages quickly
in some dark photoalbum.

or like a gif videoclip
repeating endlessly –
an indelible few seconds
continuing to infinity.

mouths are moving
and flesh hits against flesh -

but there’s no sound.

someone pushed the mutebutton
the onlything I hear is wordless echos -
a deafening silence ringing
like an amplified seashell.

were the words really worse
than what I sawandfelt –
so bad that I had to delete them?
or maybe it was alltoomuch and
audio was the easiest part to block.


- lee 2-8-13


Edited by traveler (02/09/13 10:48 PM)
Edit Reason: tweak
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"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"