Childhood, Death, Family, Heartbreak, Home, Journeys, Pain, People, Regret

Didn’t Know

I didn’t know you could sing,
he said, for
at least the fifth time
in my lifetime.
I didn’t know you could sing,
while he brags about the others
and their voices, those others
who aren’t even his.
I didn’t know you could sing,
because he never hears me singing
I can’t sing there, in that silence,
until I must, have to raise my voice.
I didn’t know you could sing,
he says to me every time.
But last time, should have been
the last time. Still, I fear hearing
I didn’t know you could sing,
the past erased, once again.

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Chakra energy, Empathy, Heartbreak, Pain, Questions

Pressure

Pressure building
deep within eardrums
blocking out sound
and someone’s fury,
I’m not sure whose,
but what is it
that I’m not supposed to
that you don’t want to
hear?