Why Do You Ask?

Some questions create a vortex

sucking all of the air out of the room.

Others can make time expand,

the air still.

Leaving us wondering

how the question ever got delivered.

A question can catch on fire.

Crackling and sizzling, until it is received.

Sometimes it leaves a burn.

My favorite question is soft.

Words unhurriedly floating,

unsure who they are meant for,

looking for an ear to land on.

By Alicia Grimshaw 2016





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