Silvery Silent

Out here in the moonlight

Half light, night light

When the pity and despair in your eyes

Says a thousand more words

Than could ever be uttered from your lips


You’re mercury

Fluid and liquid, but steady


While inside you’re violet

Transcendent and flickering

With droplets of every rainbow colour


In the furthest,

Beneath your silver shell,

There is no jeering laughter

If you’re not what they expect you

To be;

But this you cannot show them

For fear that they will smother it

Or snuff it out

With their foolish consistency

Leave a Reply