Rape is a silent crime.
The worst happens and I cannot speak.
Rape is a whole language
and I go about my days speaking a second tongue.
Imagine learning an entire lexicon in one instant.
(There is an instant when
and my life is ended and begun.)
Grammar, vocabulary crashing into a shattered mind
setting up rules of usage
the first of which is
My attempt at the Weekly Writing Challenge: Sound of Silence.
Poem by Annie Jadin, speakingvoiceless.wordpress.com.