We are no longer friends
Too far from being enemies just yet
We are practicing our moves
The stage is set.
We invisibly circle each other
Readying for an attack
We bruise each other with words
Careful to see to it that we use tact.
Our defenses are up, emotional arms and ammunition are ready
We are holding each other’s gaze, all slow and steady.
Waiting to see who will be the first one to blink
This silence is punishing, pushing us over the brink.
We were so close once.
That was a long time ago
Though we are still far away
From being called foes.
“This post is a part of ‘UMeU’ Poetry Blog Hop #UMeUBlogHop organized by Manas Mukul . The hop is brought to you by SoulCraft and You, Me & The Universe.”