the cold war

you sit in silence
so I do too
lots to say
but nothing is said
close enough to touch
but we don't
"You OK?"
"Yep. Fine."
"Need anything?"
"Not right now."
you're watchin' tv
I'm online
one room apart
a chasm between us
later at night
you're on your side
I'll stay on mine
the great divide
you're all, "I got this"
even though I'm here
to help
any way I can
I know it's your fight
physically and mentally
but it's mine too
I love you damn it
even in the midst
of the cold war
hope it is over
soon
'til the next time

The photograph is of me, standing by a piece of the Berlin wall that is on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Ohio, while on a family vacation over spring break in March 2010. My youngest son took the picture when he was six and a half years old. We were exploring on our own, while the rest of the family read all the historical plaques and walked slowly past the displays. A.T.B. and I detoured for ice cream mid-afternoon and waited for them outside on the little playground we were glad to find. We all have good memories from that day. Just different ones.

National Museum of the US Air Force
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

© 2011 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles

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4 thoughts on “the cold war

  1. you sit in silence

    Me too – too often. I see how you feel; I think.

  2. Originally posted by bentrein:

    you sit in silence

    Me too – too often. I see how you feel; I think.

    Thanks, Ben. Thankfully the wall has since come down, and I'm hoping it's for good this time.

  3. Right there with you.

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