1. I think part of the appeal of the poem is that it ISN'T very clear. You could be talking about anyone in many different contexts and it would still work. It depends on who's reading.
2. A choking sort of silence, when there are so many things that need to be said at all the wrong times to a person that is not there anymore. Terrible, heartbreaking quiet....one that echoes of both fear and regret.
3. I love how you can weigh your words in such a way that give even short poems a lot of clout.
I understand part of this - silence can be louder than words. Or have more impact. And I suppose people might think of my voice if I said nothing and saying nothing meant something. Interesting little verse. Nice work.
For me it brought to mind what my interactions are like with people I get along with well and am particularly close to. There doesn't need to be constant conversation for there to be conversation or to convey the message that we enjoy spending time together. Sometimes just a look can say a thousand words. I'm most at ease and feel like I'm being myself around people like that.
People who are the opposite and give off an instant awkward vibe whenever the conversation drops for a few seconds take a lot of energy to be around for me hahah.
I don't exactly have additional comments but I am curious about what you had in mind when you wrote this.
Hmm a very interesting and positive way to interpret it, Alas mine was a bit dark and depressing, the way a moment of silence can hurt more than anything, hearing the words resonating in your mind, perhaps the loss of someone close to you.. that silence where no words will ever again be spoken - the voice haunting you.