Speak clearly so I can hear
The words inside your head
-without cadence or allusion-
The thoughts you will not share
Speak slowly so I can know
What you forgave and why
-And if forgiveness is untethered-
When the truth will not subside
Speak kindly so I can forget
The words you couldn’t say
-The person who I was-
A scene that won’t unplay
Or-
Say nothing at all