Day 4: Write a poem about finding something unexpected. I decided that finding out something unexpected would work too. Have you ever wished you'd never picked up the phone?
I stood, holding the telephone, speechless
And numb, your words cutting, chipping away
At my heart, crushing it into rubble
Like rocks in a quarry; my hopes falling
Away in an avalanche of debris
And tears, unable to respond, or breath.
The silence between us, suffocating.
I stare out the window at overcast
Skies, and wonder if the sun will come out,
Or if the stars will forget how to shine.
Caren E. Salas