Your Silence

A fevered squall of emotion stings my eyes
Every time I see you.

Your face pulls all the air from my lungs,
Leaving my heart thumping in sleazy desperation.

Your amber eyes, gleaming
In the cast of your own thoughts,
Freeze my whole being.

No emotions run along the soft,
Unblemished landscape of your face.
Your lips, embossed with dark secrets,
Are swollen to the everlasting silence.

Caffeine-alert in the darkness of the night,
Dewey-eyed, I look at the starry sky,
Feel your silence on my skin,
Smell it, taste it, and even hear it
In a dark space at the back of my head.

With a frozen face and a frozen heart,
Pieces fall and splinter around,
The cold seeps in, runs through my veins.

With eyes of snow, I paint you in the sky,
Connecting the stars, drawing the arcs.

An arctic dread of long-lost love blossoms
In the middle of the night, and your face,
The cold sun, a tender ravishment,
Crystalizes each cell, my every breath.

I plunge through the deep, undreaming darkness.
The fall is forever and ever.

There is no light, no light at all,
Only your silence perpetuates.

Bibek Adhikari

Poetry by Bibek
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Written on 2017-09-04 at 07:23

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderful language. This is great work.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Powerful word choices and very eloquent phrasing in this piece!

Wow! So emotive and the finality in those last two lines, breathtaking.

A stunning write which invites the reader to feel and that is truly something.
I also agree with Ken that it is beautifully constructed.
I have some favourite lines in it also.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Bibek, well crafted.