Brave and Quiet

MindloveMisery's Collage Writing Prompt 149

The quote “You’re So Brave and Quiet I forget you’re suffering.” Ernest Hemingway.


Behind the trusty doors of confession

A soul is bared


That someone else is listening

And later

Over coffee

The story creeps across a kitchen table

Grotesque gossip

Woven like a spider’s web

Each word


Not theirs to embellish with a sticky thread

Oblivious to the truth


Not in gossamer

But celluloid proof

That you’re so brave

And quiet

I forget you’re suffering


© Kim M. Russell, 2016