periods.

if a gasp can be measured with punctuation
I suppose my nuances can be read
if every word can drip with guidance
I lament your silence is soaking wet

“it is simple and it need not be said”
we linger at an impasse
and
only nothing
only space
only a blinking bar
and
only a period
can lay us
abruptly
and
finally, abed.

– Sheila Sea