It’s quiet.

Too quiet.

My chest tightens.

I’m stifled.

Breathing is hard.

Every rise and fall takes effort.

I’m reminded to breath.

I gasp.

Air fills my lungs.

Then the exhale.

I want to scream.

Scream so hard that my throat bleeds.

Nothing comes.

Nothing but pain.


Again you must breathe.

A rush of air.

This is my reality.

Only my own breathing for company.

How can silence be so loud.

It drowns everything else out.

This is my new companion.

Walking hand in hand.

Side by side.

I close my eyes.

Silent tears fall.

One by one.

© Katrina Storey 04/07/13


2 thoughts on “Silence

    1. Thank you! The tears will be there from time to time. They remind us of the past, the pain, but also how far we have come…how far we can go. Love u so much!!

      Ur baby girl!

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