swallowed silence

she swallowed silence as a child --
fed it, daily, as a rule --
this was all she ever knew:
friends, and family, and school.

hers, a place to watch and serve;
hers, a role to be the dream
until the swallowed silence built
into a long, unbroken


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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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