Conversations with silence – Meenakshi Jauhari Chawla

 
 
Sometimes I hear
 
holes in our conversation –
 
where the words are wrong,
 
maybe, too right –
 
 

Sentences… phrases…
 
untidy bunches of meaning,
 
word-flakes that attach themselves
 
any which way
 
to thoughts expressed –
 
and so, between your telling and my hearing
 
a syllable is tossed away, the creased brow
 
left unsaid.
 
 
Our conversation is
 
phrases pinning
 
a smile on an unhappy day,
 
a confusion sentenced away!
 
 

Like a lightbulb throwing Pinocchio penumbras
 
on white walls,
 
a line could insinuate
 
a rebel impression –
 
swollen, woolly-mouthed, or
 
shriveled, sorry-faced…
 
and always asymmetrical.
 
 
That’s the trouble with conversation –
 
it seethes with perfection.
 
 
Oh, let’s just be silent,
 
silent with each other –
 
no words –
 
no sentences –
 
no talk at all…
 
 
so there will be no holes
 
in our conversation.
 
 
©2013 All rights belong with the Author.

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3 responses to “Conversations with silence – Meenakshi Jauhari Chawla

  1. Bruce Ruston

    The Poetry Jar welcomes Meenakshi Jauhari Chawla again with the second of two poems.
    You can find more poems here http://paintedpenguins.wordpress.com/

  2. mj

    Thank you for putting this up here.

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