We both fall into this trap.


Something (unexpected...unpleasant...)
and rather than deal with it head-on


And then one of us prattles on explaining,
while the other sits in silence.


(For other offerings, check out this weeks posts at Poetry Thursday.)
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5 Response to "um..ok.."

  1. paris parfait says:
    Jul 26, 2007, 12:49:00 PM

    Sounds like a relationship desperately in need of communication skills!

  2. paisley Says:
    Jul 27, 2007, 7:57:00 AM

    dearest,, my two sweet hounds are better conversationalists... lol... this is very cute,, and unfortunately accurate of some of the conversations i am privy to over hear.....

  3. gautami tripathy says:
    Jul 27, 2007, 11:04:00 AM

    um..ok...I like this!

  4. Clare says:
    Jul 27, 2007, 7:48:00 PM

    Ah, yes, I've experienced this type of interaction before! I really like how you wrote this -- it's terrific.

  5. Tumblewords: says:
    Jul 30, 2007, 5:45:00 PM

    You nailed this one, for sure!

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