She came to work
but wasn’t there.
by last night’s
Fear Filled Family Fight.
slicing into her sense of self
she valiantly but vainly
tries to do her job
like she knows she can- – –
But she can’t.
Last night’s cutting words won’t mute.
We cannot see
what isn’t there
But connect the dots
and we are drawn into an invitation
to punctuate the veil of silence
as we realize our co-worker
knocked off balance
by verbal violence flaring behind closed doors.
This is not the time to tuck our head
deep down into our cubicle shell.
Lacuna n. pl. la·cu·nae (-n ). 1. An empty space or a missing part; a gap.
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