Silence they say
speaks a thousand words
a thousand languages
a thousand thoughts
a thousand emotions…

A long phase of silence
takes on hues
imaginary, contrived;
unspoken words
take fearsome shapes…

Long and dreary
and dark and weary
moments of silence
filled with anxiety,
terrifying quietly…

What may come forth
when the silence breaks
a piece of news
good or sad
The anticipation continues…