she talked too much as a child.

too grown for her age.

questioned too much.

slowly,

surely.

her voiced was hushed.

In favor of more prudent behavior.

Silenced.

she grew into a woman who found comfort in silence.

If she revealed nothing, she could be harmed by nothing.

she forgot how liberating it could be to speak.

she sunk deep beneath the weight of swallowed words.

buried beneath them.

encasing her inside.

 

 

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