The Silencer

Over stumbling tongue and quivering lips
I try to let the words of my heart out
Fear, the silencer of my voice
Tentative humming and mumbling
Mouth slightly ajar
Air pulled deeply in
Inner speech rehearsed in preparation
A simple conversation
Caught in my throat
Trapped
Afraid to escape
Scenarios, reactions all painted grey
Turning away again
Courage lost
And no discussion had

Debbie Gravett © 2017.09.20


Daily Prompt: Tentative

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