silhouette 

there’s a silhouette 

of an error 

that haunts me 

while I’m meant to sleep. 

he leers through 

the doorway 

and wordlessly 

speaks.

it doesn’t matter 

what i do 

or what i say

what was done 

is done.

he looks on 

quietly 

and often nods,

crossing his legs 

and sitting where 

light can’t 

reach. 

he watches 

as my body sinks 

and evaporates, 

dismayed. 

– Sheila C. 

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8 thoughts on “silhouette 

  1. The haunting of a relationship — an error — around the edges of your life. Very evocotive and visual, as usual. I struggled with the original ending, but see you did too. A nice change that is clearer. Anyone — and that’s pretty much everyone — who has been through a break-up, whether or not a mistake (and which is it — the relationship or the break-up?), has gone through this. You are honing your skills. Nicely done. — S

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    1. Haha Skip, thank you! Yeah I’m still struggling with it. I’ll probably change 4 or 5 more times until I’m happy. I know what I’m trying to say but I haven’t been to say it in the rhythm I’d like.

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