I promised myself

I promised myself
© kendall crouther

 

I promised myself

when the

traumas kept

piling:

“YOU              WILL NOT LET THE MAL-

A-DAP-TIVE  CO-PING PAT-TERNS THAT

DESTROY YOUR BODY

CRUSH THEIR HEARTS.”

 

But I am

beginning to see

that silence      reciprocates     hurt

because           silence is         accountable     to         no        one.

 

So I am a silent, wordless soul who bears both burdens and shame not hers to steward.

It is doing me unwell.                         And it is tearing people who love me                               apart.