Reticent Mental Property

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The After


She feels badly at prolonging any of the sadness he carries.

Her babbling, pleasant lines reek of smokescreens, all fluff.

Theatrical speeches and dramatic exits will not reverse the turn of the earth, the taking of time, will never reclaim the stage they strolled.

Friend seems just a tease. Every distant and strained wave in his direction only adds to the weight of his waning expectations.

Colleague feels all too formal.  This collaboration of minds has clearly been broken.

Muse is fleeing, elusive.  She finds herself unwilling to lift his darkness, to shoulder his shine under the same stars they once shared.


She’s no longer sure how to write him into her words.


#For Reticent Mental Property.



8 comments on “The After

  1. dievca
    October 23, 2014

    Sigh – a true challenge when things change and you don’t know where to go~


    • Reticent Mental Property
      October 23, 2014

      Change often leaves people hanging. It rarely comes with instructions for the after. perhaps one must then consult the tarot card readers.


  2. the muscleheaded blog
    October 24, 2014

    Muses are such fleeting creatures.


  3. Marty
    October 26, 2014

    I’m sorry. Change is not always a welcome friend


    • Reticent Mental Property
      October 27, 2014

      No need for sorries…when it is not welcomed, it seems to run around and slip in through the back door without knocking, moves in and starts taking over the clutter. I think i’d rather unlock the front door and at least sit down with a cup of coffee and try to warm up to it.


      • Marty
        October 27, 2014

        Funny, that’s exactly the same conclusion I have come to on something I’ve been wrestling with


  4. Reticent Mental Property
    October 27, 2014

    Well then, i advise a large mug and a good bean, for starters. Cups Up!


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