My words fall into emptiness

I watch as silence rises again

I watch as it envelops us

Words drip like tiny colored beads that

flash as they dissolve, as they

touch the acid at the bottom,

as they are eaten by it, leaving no trace

My words are fragile and few

I do not risk them heedlessly

Are you afraid to hear the words

are you afraid to taste the truth

you turn away

you criticize

safe in your denial

by Cher Bibler