by Lizzie Searle

I am talking. Silently. I tap the little places on the screen with my thumbs.

You’re there when I type, listening in my head.

I have finished talking and look into your invisible face.

You don’t say anything. You disappear from where you weren’t.

I look back at my talking. Childish words on a smeared iPhone screen.

I am untalking. Silently. My thumb held down. You don’t hear me.

I am drinking know. I can’t see you’re invisible face any more !

You hear me talking this time. Silently. In a room of your own that I don’t know.

You don’t say anything.

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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