When did this chord get broken –
The connection between my brain and vocal chords?
The synapse seems too great to jump over
And too important not to try.
I open my mouth and like Munch’s ‘Scream’ painting
nothing comes out - except a strangled cry or scream,
silent and internal.
Never vocalized or released.
yearning to, dying to, wanting to come out.
To be set free and fly.
But like a caged bird with clipped wings,
it only struggles feebly and then gives up –
To die a silent death inside.
(written by me)