I spent two years of my life in a relationship that silenced me. A usually outspoken woman whose voice cracked in the presence of a man who could make my words feel small and insignificant at the raise of his voice.
This time around will be different. I will not quiver in the presence of any man when I choose to speak my mind and I will voice every dirty truth without apology in my voice.
So if you hush me, ‘shh’ me or tell me to be quiet ever again, it will be the last time you’re tongue ever forms to say anything in my presence.
I will silence you. I will force your tongue to bend in directions you are terrified of going.
Do not hush a woman whose voice once laid dormant, because waking a sleeping giant stirs heat you won’t ever be able to contain.
“Omg dude you never listened to that band ‘toothpaste on a skateboard’?”
Nigga WHO? And no, I have not. W.e underground society of bands with obscure ass names and most likely mediocre ass music you are rolling with, I want no parts of.
Leave me and my rachet music be.
Muhammad Ali on the Vietnam War Draft
The fact that this is STILL relevant should be very telling.
“I think I used to have a family. But I don’t remember if they were real, or if I imagined them.”