Apotheosis

Silenced Screams by Alana Kabaka ’21

My screams are silenced by laughter

No’s taken for yes’s

My opinion overlooked because of my adolescence

I hold my dreams through the night; scared that they will run away

My head filled with words knocking to come out

Biting my tongue

Scared that my words would cause gas to the fire

Burning everything to the ground

Because my words are the gasoline

The conversation, my fire

And I don’t want someone to burn

When it burns it smells like the word “hate”

Burning holes in my mouth when I say it

Tears run like rivers

Making puddles

Yet no one seems to see

My tears choking me

Not able to breathe

Wishing I didn’t throw up

My screams silenced by laughter

No’s taken for yes’s

My opinion overlooked because of my adolescence

Never letting my dreams run away  

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