Silent secrets: Communicating abuse
The artist’s white rose heart
Bursting out of the page
Reaching for anyone who might be able to help
Jewellery—there’s no lack of money,
Just lacking compassion, and empathy.
Trying, failing, trying, to speak
The longing to say words
For the sounds to tumble out of my mouth
The despair of silence.
The effort of work that is
Helping someone understand,
While unable to utter a single word