"The song is silence" By Toni Maddocks [poetry]

Who could have predicted all of the moments
that you would become? I know the reasons, but 
such are the thoughts that wander through. 

From the moment you were born they held you, 
never learning to reach for the sky and in 
turn the sun never learned to reach down for 
you. 

I thought we agreed everything 
before this was just practice

so what are you so scared of? 
Does it feel like an impulse? 

We're lost, I wonder if you want 
to be found. 

I'll get you to the end, hold you 
'til you're right enough to try 
again 

[t.m.]

Toni Maddocks is an actress, writer, singer/musician, and Pilates instructor currently living in Los Angeles. Originally from the greater Bay Area, she obtained her BA in film production and theory from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2014 before pursuing a career in acting and various creative fields.
You can find more of her work on Instagram under @just.open.honest.nothings

Author: wes_spaulding

Biomedical engineer and Musician. Contributor at Rock the Pigeon Blog.

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