POETRY | LOVE

Clarity In Silence

If not for love, waiting is a long stretch of silence…

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
May 14, 2020 · 2 min read

Your silence is a creek
gently hissing through
a tunnel in my heart,
watering its parched strands,
loosening the dried up crystals
of the minerals that bond
to build our dream.

We could let our peace
feed forever on this silence
like yours and this wait like mine — 
it lets me weep my words
into dreams I have not had,
into untold stories,
and unwritten poems.

When love thrives in silence,
the tears and whimpers dissolve,
the thick air that refuses to be breathed
lightens up, the mud in the creek
settles in the waterbed,
winged fish caress the water lilies
basking in the clarity of the creek.

We could let our love
swim forever in the quietude
that pools at our feet,
as our toes rub against
each other’s soles,
and as my silence
walks towards yours.

© 2020

Sana Rose is an award-nominated novelist, poet, physician, counseling professional, freelance writer and mom. She is based out of Kerala, India. Her debut women’s fiction novel ‘Sandcastles’ was shortlisted for ARL Literary Awards 2018 for Best Author soon after publication.

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Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

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