to catch your breath
and to steady your emotions.
Talking unreleases pain
and threatens to overwhelm you;
you are not sure what to do.
Between us, pain fills the silence;
logically, I understand you,
yet emotionally, not really.
Silence is our friend
that connects us now;
without it, we would be strangers.
Yet friendship comes not easily
to either you or me,
so we enjoy what we have.
Easily we talk to one another
and share our lives, our pain,
finding joy where none existed before.
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