Tag: oppression

Silence

They say that silence speaks volumes

Because it fills up a room,

Fills up your lungs

Drowns you

Suffocating.

 

They say that silence speaks volumes

Because the loudest conversations

Are what you don’t say

Can’t say

Deafening.

 

They should speak of silence and vacuums

An empty space, an absence of matter

Filled with things

You don’t mean

Nothing.

 

They should speak of silence and vacuums

Enabling oppressors to seem louder

Because you were absent

Even when

It mattered.

 

via Daily Prompt: Volume