It was not built in a day
this wall between us
it was slow to rise

This nagging doubt, began as a seed
begat the suspicion that grew into

A pebble in a shoe? - Perhaps
But a few stones can start an avalanche
and both of us could feel the rumble
before the damage actually arrived

Scraps of paper - a number without a name
Snippets of conversation-hushed laughter
eyes averted

What is it?

I answered thus: nothing

Nothing: the most incriminating of words

Because anything innocent would be something, while something guilty must be hidden.