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Talk To Me

Post by Teratogen » Thu May 26, 2011 8:54 am

Talk To Me

We have all got things to say.
Sometimes we have all got so many things to say.
Sometimes we have all got very little to say.
Sometimes we all just want to have something to say.
Sometimes we all just want to be heard.
Sometimes we all just want to be read.
Sometimes we all just want to be seen.
Sometimes we all just prefer one over the others.
Sometimes we all just prefer to be none of them.

Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Are going to cause harm to whomever we say them to.
Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Will be laughed at by whomever we say them to.
Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Will damage the comfortable silence that lingers among pleasant company.
Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Will alter the course of a conversation that we would not like to be altered.
Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Will be perceived in a way that was unintended by whomever we say them to.
Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Will reveal something about ourselves that we did not intend to reveal.
Sometimes we are all just afraid that the things we say
Or want to say
Will force us to observe the uncompromising and terrifying truths of uninvited, mysterious emotions
With invitations to answers we did not want to encounter.

Sometimes we all tell lies to people
Because we do not want them to know the truth.
Sometimes we all tell lies to people
When we are afraid that they may find out the truth.
Sometimes we all tell lies to people
Because we are afraid that the truth is insufficient.
Sometimes we all tell lies to people
Because the truth is too unbearable to utter.
Sometimes we all tell lies to people
Because the truth is too complicated to explain.
Sometimes we all tell lies to people
Because they are things that we wish to believe.
Sometimes we all tell lies to ourselves.
Sometimes we all ask questions
As to what is truth and what are lies.
Sometimes we all ask questions to others.
Sometimes we all ask questions to ourselves.

Sometimes we all ask questions just out of curiosity.
Sometimes we all ask questions just to be meddlesome.
Sometimes we all ask questions just to be involved in conversation.
Sometimes we all ask questions just to inspire people to think.
Sometimes we all ask questions with a desire to learn.
Sometimes we all ask questions in order to prove a point.
Sometimes we all ask questions that we know the answers to.
Sometimes we all ask questions that have multiple answers.
Sometimes we all ask questions that have no single correct answer.
Sometimes we all ask questions that have no incorrect answer.
Sometimes we all ask questions that are not guaranteed answers.
Sometimes we all ask questions in order to understand.

Sometimes people care about one another.
Sometimes people care not a thing about one another.
Sometimes people care a lot more than a little.
Sometimes people care a lot less than more.
Sometimes people care about the little things.
Sometimes people care about the bigger picture.
Sometimes people care about what others have to say,
Even if those others care little for them.
Sometimes people care about what others have to say,
Especially if those others care a lot about them.
Sometimes people care about what others have to say,
Even when the obvious is what is being said.
Sometimes people care about what others have to say
Because it will affect them in some very personal way.
Sometimes people care about what others have to say
Just because they want to hear them say it.
Sometimes people care about what others have to say
Just because they care about that person.

Sometimes people have things to say
But are just afraid to say them
For one reason or another.
Sometimes lies are told instead.
Sometimes people lie to themselves
Because the truth is not something
They wish to experience,
Nor wish not to present to another,
Because sometimes the truth is complicated.
Sometimes people question themselves
As to what it is they really know about themselves
And about whom they are telling truths or lies to
And what kind of reaction they give themselves
And what kind of reaction others will give.
Sometimes this causes a question
Of whether or not that person even cares.
Sometimes people care about others
Even when lies are told
And even when truths are told
And even when fears are present
And even when questions are asked
And even when answers are given
And even when questions are averted
And even when answers are not granted
And even when things are complicated
And even when things are uncomfortable
And even when they feel uncared for
And even when what they want to say may change things
And even when what they want to say may come out wrong
And even when they cannot say what it is they want to say
And even when they say too much
And even when they say too little
And even when there is way too much to say
And even when there is nothing to say at all.

Talk to me.
What’s on your mind?
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