He never said

Virginia 161




She started making plans for how to handle what he’d never say.

Because she had said too much too soon and he’d left her words suspended in air.

Never catching them.

Never answering back.

And her words began to stumble over one another in their attempt to reach him.

And she knew that he had seen them by the way that he dodged them on his way out.

Covering his eyes so that he wouldn’t have to face them.

So she made a plan to collect the abandoned words and tie them tight to her chest.

So that they would find rest just across the threshold of her beating heart.

She’d cradle them there.

So that they wouldn’t forget where they came from.


27 thoughts on “He never said

  1. I haven’t successfully chosen character names yet. Also, I feel like the length of these pieces can allow for it. Like just glancing at a excerpt from a book. There’s more emphasis on the moment than the character. If that makes any sense.

  2. Lovely poem, very powerful. Thank you for reminding me of a song I wrote long ago and had clearly forgotten until I read your line “too much too soon”, the first line of my song…wow amazing how you can forget such important stuff sometimes… thank you so much for the inspiration!

  3. That’s awesome! You’re a song writer as well!? Very nice. I’m glad that this piece served as a reminder for you.

    Thanks again for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  4. I am a songwriter too, or was. I haven’t sung or played, or written any music for a while now. But something I hope to change.
    You are an inspiration period Devan. πŸ™‚

  5. She started making plans for how to handle what he’d never say.

    So sad to plan for the what is never gonna be but necessary because we are seldom wise enough not to ask for unattainable.

  6. I just read this again. It is so sad, and so true. I have livd through this exact moment and tried to express this. You did it perfectly. Capturing the indifference of the “man” and the desparate hope of the “woman”. The perfect sadness and disappointment

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