I'm all alone

forgotten

not thought of.

And no one is talking

nothing is moving

there is no noise

except for my breathing.

Silence

Silence

Silence

Silence is my savior

my keeper

my guardian.

That's where I'm from –

silence.

And though most would

scream

just to drive it away

I revel

in the stillness

smile

at the quiet.

It smother others,

closes their lungs –

and

they

fight

but I let the thick

still

dark

silence

eat me up.