NaPoWriMo 2019: Day 15

Today’s prompt: “write your own dramatic monologue.” (http://www.napowrimo.net/day-fifteen-5/)

Silence

[Silence]

I never know what to say
at these things.

These forced,
uncomfortable

Things.

[Pause]

My brain:
in isolation so
full of words,
ideas,
ramblings

Goes blank.

[Pause]

I talk to myself
near constantly.

Sometimes even
out loud
without realizing.

But here:
blank.

[Silence]

I do not
speak on command
orate on cue
ideate under pressure.

[Pause]

How is it
I can talk to
myself

But find it
so difficult
to talk to
you?

[Uncomfortable silence]

Isn’t this all
just too precious?

What a contrived
mechanic.

What an obvious
concept.

You should be
ashamed.

The vistas of
my own mind

Are so much more interesting
than this.

[Pause]

There?
See?

This is why
I stay silent.

It’s all too easy
To turn mean.

To growl.
To shout.
To insult.

It’s all deflection.

[Silence]

I never know what
to say.

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