Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

Many people

try to be “cool”

by acting aloof when

their hearts flutter,

and they cannot utter

what they want, for then

a wall is broken, and they’ll feel

foolish. But that’s just as well-

even more so, because the one

they wished to tell now knows.

“Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” ~ Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Let me honestly say,

love, I have no idea

what I am doing.

I monologue

because you let me.

That is a mistake.

I’d rather listen.

When I open my mouth

something honest and stupid

always pours out,

and I’m so critical

of everything I say and do

and you might be too,

but you won’t tell me-

your feelings get lost

because you’re letting me talk

and talk

and talk.

Words are

sometimes

the hardest things to find,

even for writers.

While writers have plenty of time

to search for a word

when seated at their desks,

in bullet-paced conversation

they have little

time to plumb the depths

of memorized vocabulary,

and they stumble

as all humans do.