Kelly M.

Mental Notes

How strange it is
to talk to you today.
Our conversation full of mindless
chatter. The desperate click-clack
of vocal chords afraid of being
idle.

But how easily those chords
turn into cacophony.
A roaring wave of noise,
that piles into a wall between us.
So high and so impervious.
So frightening and choking.



[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2010 EDITION]


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