Timothy Liu

San Jose, California / United States
Timothy Liu
San Jose, California / United States
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The Silence

She took the spareribs out of the oven
and set them steaming on a plate
before leaving her apartment.
I didn't know how long to wait,
tore into cold meat when I decided

my mother wasn't coming back.
*
No one knew about the gun she kept
in her purse until the authorities
called—a .38 caliber pistol
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Friday, April 24, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: silence
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COMMENTS
Kelly Kurt 24 April 2015
A well written and haunting poem, Timothy. Thanks for sharing Peace
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