Silence

silence—
it’s where i first heard the pain
you kept hidden from me

i don’t know how, but
a sudden jolt inside my heart
tells me the melody of its song
has changed

and your eyes i’ve never met yet
shows frustrations

your words now are mute that i’m trying to decipher

the pain in your silence
becomes cicadas that turn themselves up
in the middle of the day

silence, in other words, ‘please don’t mind me’

but it tells me otherwise

‘please rescue me.’