Listen.

by You Have My Word

Poem 3 of 30 in a challenge – post a poem every day, for 30 days. If you’re reading this, I nominate you to do this challenge too. If not poetry, in your own way – do something consistently for 30 days.

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Listen.
Listen to what she will not say
when you clear the dinner table
before she’s done.
Listen to what she will not say
on the morning you leave
without a kiss.
Listen to what she will not say
in the moments she weeps
and you put the radio on.
Listen.
Listen to what she will not say
when your son is born
and he doesn’t yet have a name.
Listen to what she will not say
when she washes your clothes
stained with another woman.
Listen.
Listen to what she will not say
at your grave.
Listen.

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Read previous poems in this challenge here:

Day 1: Tighter than fear

Day 2: Do not wish me to be true

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