deafening silence, a fate worse than death.

silence eats away at you while a cold stare pierces your soul.

hate, anger, frustration. that's what i see in those cold eyes.

silence. i can feel the tension.

a heavy cloud hangs over us.

a silent drive home drives a stake through my heart.

at home, all alone. separate rooms. no talking

no words. just a silent reflection.

yelling and arguing. sounds of a family torn apart.

crashes and slamming doors. sounds of a child pushed over the edge.

screaming and fighting. sounds of a stressed parent.

pen scribbling and paper fluttering. sounds of the child caught in the middle.