The silence between us was deafening
but I kept my promise
and did not speak
but I couldn’t keep from blinking
in a Morse code from my heart
saying “I love you”
as she walked out the door.
William Cullen, Jr., is a veteran and works at a non-profit in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Camroc Press Review, Christian Science Monitor, Gulf Stream, Pirene's Fountain, Poppy Road Review, Right Hand Pointing, Spillway, and Word Riot.