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Screaming Silence

By @WBussell


Blank paper,

Sharpened pencil,

Never even brushed the surface,

Just taken from the case.

Everything prepared,

Everything perfect.

Nothing written,

Nothing drawn.

Thoughts run through,

Nothing stays long enough

Nothing makes sense.

Thoughts are a blur but insistent,

Thoughts are painful but numb.

Try to put it down,

Hands don’t seem to work,

Pencils never write,

Pens never draw.

Eventually, just step away,

Put the paper back,

Put the pencils down,

You’ll try again another day,

But today, just sleep again.

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