Chinese Water Torture

Your silence is cacophony

assaulting my sensitive ears.






Mental chatter-critical busybody.

Wondering if you travel out of orbit.

A Haley’s comet


A wonderful delusion

Inward sighs and wringing of hands

Why do you unseat me so?

Prince among souls.

Many years of striking the path alone.

Now I yearn for words, and even more for you.

Heaven sent sacred love

Or Chinese water torture.


(c) 2012 Amanda Wilson


2 thoughts on “Chinese Water Torture

  1. The Enfant Terrible

    I love this! Some very powerful imagery here… I am pretty hot on using space in metaphors. The bittersweet heartache!

  2. Thank you! The use of space was an experiment for me and works well here. Powerful imagery comes from strong emotion usually. Yes, bittersweet heartache is quite the poetic fuel. May be why many centuries ago that sonnets were so popular. 🙂

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