I’m going emotionless again

I’m going emotionless again


Shawn messages after two months

of mutual silence, I hear the ding

and sigh, knowing it’s him, knowing

he wants to talk, knowing I can’t

take his words and make them new,

let myself fall, his lies nipping

my ears, trying to take hold.

So I stare at the screen and blink,

forcing fingers to still, a screen to stay

cold, keeping silence instead of spilling

that my emotions are long-gone too.

2 thoughts on “I’m going emotionless again

  1. How wonderful it would be to be that strong, to not give in, to dash the hope that flares each time that one’s name is mentioned, seen, or alluded to. Nice imagery, Katie. You captured fear in one of its many personalities. Good job!

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