EMERGING FROM THE SILENCE

  1. The longer you stay away from something, the harder it is to return.
  2. But that's where I find myself.
  3. Returning.
  4. The pen is heavier than I remember.
  5. And my fingers struggle to get a firm grip.
  6. Because, after all this time, it no longer feels natural in my hand.
  7. Scratching the pen on a random piece of paper, I desperately try to see if I can get the ink to flow.
  8. Or if, as I fear, it's all dried up.