Hello, Silent One.
Silence for weeks and for months,
Imagined with a crevasse of compassion.
And now that I have beheld
Your unyielding form,
You, at your core, are not uncaring,
But your silence is.
In my first life,
If I learned nothing else,
It is that silence has no room for
Heat and Blood and Light.
I cannot give myself over to a stone.