Silence

Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse.

Silence.

That’s all that was demanded,
Nod your head when you’re supposed to,
Clean up after yourself,
Leave no trace,
Keep your head down,
Don’t let anyone see the bruises that are hidden beneath that name brand scarf.

My pain settled around my room like dust,
Forever frozen in place,
Floating through life,
Blend in,
Don’t stand out,
Shuffling down the halls in school,
Don’t get too close to anyone,
They will only let you down too.

Consumed by the darkness,
Bottled up emotions,
Screaming to be let out,
Silence,
Silence the pain with food,
Consume.

My hands became hand grenades,
Exploding at everything,
Nothing,
And,
No one,
Stood a chance.

Flip of a switch,
The sun is shining in my eyes,
A curse has been broken,
Warmth.

Let it into your heart,
Realizing that there is,
Always,
A way out.

Connecting,
Blooming,
Watering myself,
Learning to soar beyond the doubt.

Letting go of the narrative,
Experiencing the now,
Simply,
Being.

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