Silenced Voices

by Lili Prodanova

On this pretty table  –

order and symmetry

Why would they put rotting knots?

Disturbing and unknown,

Better left alone

Somewhere under the cover,

Hidden, unplugged from light.

Muted screams and pain on hold.

Hold on! Sham, pretence and guilt

Will soon transform into a norm

Just conform

So this constructed Reality

Becomes real

Just wait for the forgotten

To disappear.

Silenced voices dealt with

by Not dealing with them

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Justify

Describe

Explain

In detail

Each little curve of the pain

Carved on your body

Inscribed in your mind

So brutally that you have almost lost it.

Explain

Describe

Justify

To us

But only when we have the time to listen

Not now.

–          They said.

So I thought this pain was not of much importance

But still

I feel

him

carving it on my body

Inscribing it on my mind

until blood clots form and fall from me

So brutally I almost lost it.

And I lose it.

Unheard.

I live through

What you have

Forgotten.

#metoo