Hush

I'll never forget that you silenced me.

Hushed

and

closed up

you made me lose my words.

My voice

my hands.

My paper

my pens.

Gone.

I shut up for you.

I'll never forget that you silenced me

because what I was saying was about you

and you couldn't deal

as though

jealousy

had become your face

I stared you down

focused

on my silence.

My words

burn

my fingertips

if I leave them inside me

and

without my pen

I am as naked

as a new born

yet undiscovered

beyond

my keepers eye.

I'll never forget that you tried to silence me.

I

never

will

forget.