National Poetry Day_Poem 3_Ariel

She opens her mouth


Calling out to him


No words come out


She sacrificed her ability to speak

So she could call herself his

Answer to his name, become him.

Words seemed so

trivial then.

Lips were meant for kissing, eating, humming


Until there came a time

When she had something to say

When she needed to be heard



She cannot speak

She sacrificed expression

For wanton submission

Allowing his words to do her talking



There’s always sign language

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