Paper white

There is this game we play where silence speak volumes and affection is shortened into letters.

In the spaces between, emotions are compressed, and cursory courtesies are code words that dissolve in vitreous

humor and swim towards the amygdala to conceive happiness. I feel the first kick of loss when the silence stops speaking

stretches into soul-less sentences
my heart begins to cramp in a violent termination of pregnancy. In this game, I’m

the sore loser, losing blood from
my delicate place, paling into paper white.

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  1. Yemie says:

    For a piece titled ‘Paper White’, the tale these pretty poetic and descriptive lines tell is pretty dark…pitch black!

    And it therefore goes without saying that blood as we’re well aware, is a lifeline without which life ceases to exist! Plus, as with gaming; there’s bound to be a winner and loser! However, when a ‘sore loser’ is portrayed literally, as one who’s not only wounded, but also bleeds out….haemorrhage and turn pale; then that’s gotta be deemed brilliant and worrisome too no less, especially if like the ‘Hunger Games’, this particular game’s to the death! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜† The absolute horror! πŸ˜‚

    Another really intriguing part of this wonder-filled piece that had me in a fit of pique is the line….’when the silence stops speaking’! That’s some pretty deep, creepy and heavy stuff! πŸ˜‚ Silence is dangerous…positively menacing and as Ken Poirot affirms….’The longer you remain distant, the deeper, wider and darker the chasm becomes; making it all the more difficult to bridge’! Jeff Hood on the other hand surmises that ‘Distance doesn’t separate, silence does’!

    Perhaps for me, the most compelling saying that pretty much embodies and wraps the whole notion ‘Paper White’ seems to look to wanna communicate; is this one by Jean-Jacques Rousseau that reads thus…’Absolute silence leads to sadness, its the image of death’! So, I kinda get where this Narrator’s coming from…losing blood from a delicate place! πŸ˜€ Very cleverly done…works too well! πŸ‘‰πŸ˜„

    Great going Doc, write on and stay amazing….you totally must…should! 😎 😀 Shalom! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ƒ

    1. topazo says:

      Thank you Yemie.
      “when the silence stops speaking” i love that line too!
      silence speaks, louder sometimes than the booming voice. And when it stops speaking….

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