Verba volant

(a poem to be read out loud)

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Words fly from our mouths
Passing each other’s ears
Without slowing or stopping
Sounds crashing, their
Meaning lost amidst the
Strong emotions. 
Facts and opinions
Run between us
Faster and faster
Until we each go quiet.
Waiting for the other to speak
The words leave.
The feelings take up the space
With no ideas from either
On how to move forward
Neither knowing where to go
We stop talking as we have
Stopped so many times before.


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