Silence – Kaitlyn Repman

I was born with tape over my mouth-

an invisible barrier

keeping me from my words,

so that the people around me

don’t have to suffer with my opinions.


I was taught to always look down,

body slouched slightly:

a sign of submission,

a sign of being terrified,

of ever doing something wrong.

 

But I’ve ripped off the tape

and uncuffed my wrists

from the cold restraints

made of unspoken words.

 

I can’t be silenced anymore.

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