Wow...thank you so very much...you not only read but you inquired and really left your thoughts behind. So for that I cannot thank you enough.
Ok...so the Q'n'A...
Why was the silence naked?
I wrote it that way for the simple fact that some silence can be so deafening it leaves you feeling naked and raw.
Did you purposely choose crater like over
Yes, for no more of a reason then the fact that I wanted separation, as that was what I was feeling between us.
Is there a reason the only "I," used as a personal pronoun, that you capitalized is the start of the second stanza?
Only that at that very moment I felt like a fool...feeling like I had the wool over my eyes and I'm big time allergic...for the rest of the poem I felt small and wasted and that one line was my empowerment.
I'm happy to have someone take the time to really read and understand and ask...
It's a complicated feeling in the poem. I didn't want to make it easy for people. PArt of it is to let them just read it and experience it as a happening. A moment... an instant of real life and make them think about it. About life and eros and thanatos.