Unspoken Words

Wisp of words
Enter my ear
Slowly tracing the canal
To the brain inside

Once there
Word particles settle
Then go about
Bouncing off one another

Deep breath in
An image arrives
Behind the ocean surface
Of my eyes

Dwelling in the dark depths
Lack understanding
And control

Waves of words
Catch in my throat
Names unsaid
Sentences forgotten

Heartbeat skipping
In rhythm
To the syllables
In the name

One name
One person
That stops me
From functioning

One name
One person
Who my thoughts
Swirl for

The words
And thoughts
Tornado inside
Of me

I close my eyes
Hold on to this moment
And let the words fill to the brim
Drowning me

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