Of The Silent Treatment


She was Stubborn,

He was Patient,

Or maybe he was Obstinate,

And she was Persistent;

Yet back to back they sat,

And neither said a word,

Only silence,

An invisible wall

Too flimsy to see

until with time it was an unbreakable barrier,

and the price of silence;



PS inspired by the image**

**The image is of a sculpture titled Love by Alexander Milov from Odessa, Ukraine exhibited at the Burning Man Festival.

“The outer and inner expression of human nature….. Their inner selves are executed in the form of transparent children, who are holding out their hands through the grating. As it’s getting dark (night falls) the children start to shine. This shining is a symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives.”

~Alexander Milov

Photo: credit Dust to ashes©



    1. Thanks….
      Glad you love it, those are the words I heard soon as I saw the sculpture and then looked up the artist’s interpretation of his work.


  1. This is so deep, so lovely. The sculpture says a thousand words but and that poem definitely showed me some of those words. Thanks Alex, thanks B you are both so very talented.

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  2. The sculpture in the image is powerful all on its own, but I think your poem helped put into words what the sculpture might be saying. We are our own walls, sometimes. Beautifully done, B!

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