i belong in the silence

there is a
that tangles the amygdala
& falters each heart beat
as these lapses
become longer-
becomes more visible
a scent that is tangible
    a taste in the stomach
        the muscles that move us

i belong in the in between
where the breath hangs on the tip
    of the uvula
where gazes get stuck
    in the caesura of each step
where the i need you
    becomes the language that
    moves us
        under piles of regret
        & mounds of despair 

i belong in the silence
        the only place where i feel


About laurenfedorko

Aspiring writer. English teacher. Philosophy: know more about the world than you did yesterday and lessen the suffering of others.
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