Villanelle – My Reply

I stare at the screen, my turn to reply
Mind empty of all but despair
I’d rather say nothing; than tell you a lie

Seconds, minutes, hours, days. Time keeps ticking by
My energy lost I have none to spare
I stare at the screen, my turn to reply

Instead I stop and take a breath which turns into a sigh
I cannot bring myself to care
I’d rather say nothing; than tell you a lie

Overworked and overwhelmed, I’m just too sad to cry
Feeling fragile, like flimsy paper; I am easy to tear
I stare at the screen, my turn to reply

I feel inconsequential, for your attention I will not vie
Instead I rely on you knowing I am still there
I stare at the screen, my turn to reply
I’d rather say nothing; than tell you a lie

2020©DSCoremans

Picture Taken Used: Carnoustie, Scotland (Christmas Day, 2010) ©DSCoremans

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