the unspoken wall

she’d seen the unspoken wall every day,
and every day she’d wondered
how to take it down

a wall between him and her
a ghostly veil
that shimmered at the edge of her vision
yet invisible
when stared right at

she told herself
it was the wall that kept them apart
she told herself
that he knew nothing of it

and this made her cry

so she told him of the wall
and he told her of the wall
and it fell
onionskin in the wind

and then,
they drifted apart,
having nothing at all
for all that they’d shared
all that had kept them together

had been

the unspoken wall

— ptkh 04.22.10

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