before i left the vacancy in his room, 

i had to ask him the one question 

thats been on the tip of my tongue 

since the day our souls crossed,

           "do you see me in your future?"

and right before he answered,

we were greeted by a prolonged silence

that overstayed it's welcome.

when the words

         "i don't know" 

             slipped through his dry lips, 

i knew that nothing else that

came out of his mouth would matter 

because i found all of my answers 

in the absence of sound between

                         my curiosity

                        and his uncertainty.

                                                orion carloto

CALM BEFORE

THE STORM