The wallpaper is wilting

Starving, from lack of conversation

The silence overwhelms

This subtle room

The lips are scared

To speak the truth

And shatter protection

From this gloom

You know I'm waiting

You know I'm trying

To quell the voices

In my mind

I know you see

I know you're hurting

To see us all

Fall behind

The windows are shut

But the rain is pounding

You ignore the sunlight's

Warning frown

This softness is deafening

The air is thick

So open the windows

Let me drown