I can see now

Why I always had those dreams

Where I couldn’t speak

Couldn’t scream

When I’d try

Nothing more than air would escape

I can see why


It was a warning

A way for me to be prepared

For when I’d finally wake up

And see

My voice is empty

A shell

It slips through the floor boards

Sinks into the cement

Seeps into the dark soil

Where its seed whithers